A case brought on by atheist activist Michael Newdow was REJECTED by the Supreme Court.
The atheist was hoping to redesign US currency by having the motto “IN GOD WE TRUST” removed, saying the phrase violated the separation of church and state.
He’s the same guy that wanted schools to get rid of the Pledge of Allegiance because he opposed the phrase “under God.”
The complaint read:
“Petitioners are Atheists. As such, they fervidly disagree with the religious idea that people should trust in God. On the contrary, their sincere religious belief is that trusting in any God is misguided.
Thus, by mandating the inscription of facially religious text (i.e., ‘In God We Trust’) on every coin and currency bill, Defendants have turned Petitioners – among whom are nine children – into ‘political outsiders’ on the basis of their most fundamental religious tenet. Moreover, Defendants have conditioned receipt of the important benefit of using the nation’s sole ‘legal tender’ upon conduct proscribed by Petitioners’ Atheism (i.e., upon Petitioners’ personally bearing – and proselytizing – a religious message that is directly contrary to the central idea that underlies their religious belief system).”
This isn’t the first time Newdow has tried having the motto removed. According to a report by the Washington Times, he lost with the federal appeals court stating:
“The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in its ruling last August against Mr. Newdow said the Establishment Clause of the Constitution doesn’t force the government to purge itself from all religious reflection. Precluding general references to God would do exactly that.”
Here’s why “In God We Trust” is on the US dollar.
Should “God” be removed from Government?
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