SPRINGFIELD, Pa. – A Pennsylvania school principal will no longer say "God bless America" after leading students in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Peter Brigg's practice at Sabold Elementary School in Springfield led at least one parent to complain to the Freedom for Religion Foundation, whose attorney contacted the district. The group claimed it violated the U.S. Constitution's prohibition of government sponsoring religious messages
The district decided to enter into the practice after consulting with its lawyer. "God bless America" after the pledge on their own.
The foundation says "young elementary school children don't need to be coerced into affirming God's name every morning." . "