The Texas pledge of allegiance would change to include the words “one state under God” under legislation overwhelmingly approved Friday by the House. The bill by Rep. Debbie Riddle, R-Tomball, was sent to the Senate on a 124-12 vote.
Opponents said the inclusion of religion in a state-sanctioned pledge amounted to religious oppression â€“ particularly since it’s recited in school every morning.
The pledge would now be: “Honor the Texas flag. I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one state under God and indivisible.”