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Pledge Challenger Fears For Life

The Elk Grove man who has won a federal appeals court ruling to strike the words “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance, says his family is being threatened, and he could “be dead tomorrow.” Atheist Michael Newdow says he wants to restore the Pledge to its pre-1954 version because no one should be forced to worship a religion they donĀ“t believe in. Newdow, an emergency room doctor in Sacramento, says he expected his lawsuit to generate controversy, but not threatening phone calls. Newdow says his daughter has been moved to a safe place.

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