It is not against the U.S. Constitution to say, “God Bless America.” (Elvert Barnes/Flickr)
A Florida high school that last week told a student to stop adding the phrase “God bless America” when reading scripted morning announcements, announced on Tuesday his use of the phrase does not violate the U.S. Constitution.
The initial decision drew protests and irate phone calls from around the nation, school officials said. After seeking legal advice, the Nassau County School District issued a press release on Tuesday clarifying its ruling on the phrase.
However, the school district said students would still have to stick to the script in morning announcements and refrain from any embellishment.
“Upon consultation with legal counsel and review of legal advisories, the Nassau County School District has taken the position that a student’s use of the phrase “God Bless America” during the morning announcements at Yulee High School does not violate the Constitution of the United States,” it stated.
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