School Board Cancels Pledge, ‘Under God’ Violates Diversity Policy
A school board in North Dakota canceled the Pledge of Allegience for the phrase “under God.”
The Fargo School Board, in a 7-2 vote, voted Tuesday night against reciting the Pledge of Allegience before meetings.
One of the board members, Seth Holden, said the pledge is not diverse enough.
“Given that the word ‘God’ in the text of the Pledge of Allegiance is capitalized,the text is clearly referring to the Judeo-Christian God and therefore, it does not include any other faith such as Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, all of which are practiced by our staff and students at FPS,” Holden said, according to Inforum.
Another school board member, Nyamal Dei, reiterated what Holden said about the
“We live in a diverse community and that is what matters,” Dei said.
Other school board members said they voted against the pledge because it was divisive.
The school’s website says, “Education is better where schools are composed of students, teachers, and families drawn from diverse socio-economic backgrounds, cultures, “races”/ethnicities, religions, and sexual orientations.”
The 1776 Project PAC, a group dedicated to electing school board members committed to abolishing CRT from the public school curriculum, posted the story on social media.