The Ninth Circuit strikes again: The loony Ninth, based in San Francisco, has ruled that the Pledge of Allegiance is unconstitutional endorsement of religion and cannot be recited in public schools.
Actually, if its so unconstitutional, it probably shouldn't be recited in Congress or before the Supreme Court. Look for this to be overturned by the Supreme Court (like so many other of the Ninth Circuit's rulings).
Are the courts hostile to religion? Yep. It's rulings like this that give American people the impression that they have to keep their religious beliefs to themselves -- especially in the public square. Freedom of religion means the freedom to think what you want, not to actually put your beliefs into action, or share them with anyone else. Freedom of speech means that you can say whatever you want, as long as it doesn't offend anyone or, even worse, hurt their feelings.
We are becoming a PC nation -- and that's scary.