Massachusetts lawmakers ponder removing ‘God’ from oath of office

Nearly every elected official in Massachusetts, from the governor to members of town boards, recite the phase “so help me, God” when taking the oath of office.

But a proposal to amend the Massachusetts Constitution and eliminate the phrase has gained favor with a key committee in the Democrat-controlled Legislature.

Approved last week by the influential Joint Committee on the Judiciary, the bill calls for substituting a secular version, known as the Quaker oath, which states, “This I do under the pains and penalties of perjury.”

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