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Atheist sues to prevent prayer at Bush inauguration
Fresnobee.com ^ | Updated Thursday, January 6, 2005 | The Associated Press

Posted on 01/08/2005 2:24:34 AM PST by trussell

Atheist sues to prevent prayer at Bush inauguration

The Associated Press

(Updated Thursday, January 6, 2005, 4:45 PM)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An atheist who sued because he did not want his young daughter exposed to the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance is now filing a suit to bar the saying of a prayer at President Bush's inauguration.

Michael Newdow, of Sacramento, notes that two ministers, the Reverend Franklin Graham and the Reverend Kirbyjon Caldwell, delivered Christian invocations at Bush's first inaugural ceremony in 2001.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Extended News; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aclulist; athiest; bushdoctrineunfold; clymer; govwatch; gowithgod; idiot; inaugural; lawsuit; michaelnewdow; prayer; stopwhining; w2
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He's doing it again...according to the story, he did this in 2000 too!
1 posted on 01/08/2005 2:24:34 AM PST by trussell
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To: trussell

Already posted:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1315884/posts


2 posted on 01/08/2005 2:26:20 AM PST by drt1
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To: drt1

I searched, and didn't find it...:(

Oh well, maybe someone who didn't see the other one will see the one I just posted...after all, it is a day later!


3 posted on 01/08/2005 2:31:05 AM PST by trussell (I Never Frown, even when I am sad, because I never know who is falling in love with my Smile!!!)
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To: trussell

Maybe he'll sue God next.


4 posted on 01/08/2005 2:31:37 AM PST by SirLurkedalot (Molon-frickin'-Labe!)
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To: SirLurkedalot

I'd like to see God's response to that lawsuit!! :)


5 posted on 01/08/2005 2:33:11 AM PST by trussell (I Never Frown, even when I am sad, because I never know who is falling in love with my Smile!!!)
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To: SirLurkedalot
Too Funny
6 posted on 01/08/2005 2:34:49 AM PST by trussell (I Never Frown, even when I am sad, because I never know who is falling in love with my Smile!!!)
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To: drt1

Same subject, different article.


7 posted on 01/08/2005 2:35:16 AM PST by RWR8189 (Its Morning in America Again!)
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To: MeeknMing; goldstategop

Simply amazing. The same trouble maker re: the Pledge. Can't they at least PRETEND there are more than a handful?


8 posted on 01/08/2005 2:36:06 AM PST by Arthur Wildfire! March (The Four Law Breakers: Senators Rockefeller, Durbin, Carl Levin, Ron Wyden)
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To: trussell

LOL


9 posted on 01/08/2005 2:37:54 AM PST by SirLurkedalot (Molon-frickin'-Labe!)
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To: trussell

I wish sombody would sue this yutz to prevent him from breathing in my country.


10 posted on 01/08/2005 2:40:37 AM PST by clee1 (Islam is a deadly plague; liberalism is the AIDS virus that prevents us from defending ourselves.)
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To: trussell

This if from the WashTimes version of this story:

"The presence of Christian influence and prayer, Mr. Newdow said, have forced him to contemplate not using his ticket to the inauguration because he does not want to feel like "an outsider."

My inquiring mind wants to know: HOW THE HELL DID THIS GUY GET A TICKET TO THE INAUGURATION?!?!?!?!?!

My inquiring mind also wants to know, how can he be stopped? I am tired of watching him hog the news pages while he continues with his quest to undermine America. I wish I lived around the corner from him, because my peaceful and law abiding protests would make his life a living hell.

Michael (you should really change your name,as Micheal is the name of an Archangel, maybe Bop-shoo-wop would suit you better) Newdow: hope (as you cannot pray) that I never hit the Mega Millions, 'cause if I do, I'm coming after you, and I am bringing a marching band with me.


11 posted on 01/08/2005 2:40:56 AM PST by jocon307 (Ann Coulter was right)
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To: trussell

This guy needs to be squashed like a bug (figuratively). Saying a prayer at an official function does not establish a state sponsored religion, and is the free expression of religious faith. The two things spelled out in the first amendment. Go away Newdow!


12 posted on 01/08/2005 2:41:15 AM PST by Pusterfuss (You know, doing what is right is easy. The problem is knowing what is right. LBJ)
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To: clee1

Could that work? I think it could!!


13 posted on 01/08/2005 2:44:30 AM PST by trussell (I Never Frown, even when I am sad, because I never know who is falling in love with my Smile!!!)
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To: jocon307

I'm praying for you to win the lottery!!


14 posted on 01/08/2005 2:45:24 AM PST by trussell (I Never Frown, even when I am sad, because I never know who is falling in love with my Smile!!!)
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To: Pusterfuss

See my last post!! I'm PRAYING for another freeper to win the lottery, so he can go make Newdow's life miserable!! LOL What a concept!!


15 posted on 01/08/2005 2:46:24 AM PST by trussell (I Never Frown, even when I am sad, because I never know who is falling in love with my Smile!!!)
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To: trussell

Narcissist wants attention.


16 posted on 01/08/2005 2:48:26 AM PST by hershey
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To: trussell

I say give him a court date of 27-January....


17 posted on 01/08/2005 2:49:25 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (Common Sense is an Oxymoron)
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To: Keith in Iowa

But if they did that, wouldn't they have the chance to block the prayer till the case was heard?


18 posted on 01/08/2005 2:50:35 AM PST by trussell (I Never Frown, even when I am sad, because I never know who is falling in love with my Smile!!!)
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To: hershey

Yeah, another 15 minutes of fame!


19 posted on 01/08/2005 2:51:34 AM PST by trussell (I Never Frown, even when I am sad, because I never know who is falling in love with my Smile!!!)
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To: trussell

>>>But if they did that, wouldn't they have the chance to block the prayer till the case was heard?

Only if a judge issued an injunction.


20 posted on 01/08/2005 2:52:22 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (Common Sense is an Oxymoron)
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To: trussell

Good Lord.

Michael Newdow gives all progressives a bad name.

There are so many battles that are worth fighting, this isn't one of them.

As a progressive, I'd like to apologize for Michael Newdow.

We really aren't like him.

Most of us are Christian, believe that it's okay (and worthy) for people to pray as long as nobody is being forced to do so, and cringe everytime we read an article about some atheist zealot who is crusading to remove any hint of religion from American public life.

Dear Michael Newdow,

America is a mostly Christian nation. Get over it. I suspect that you wouldn't be making a big deal of it if Joe Lieberman were being inaugurated and he opted for a Jewish prayer. Likewise, I suspect that you wouldn't be throwing a fit if the Dalai Lama were there to give his blessing.

So please shut up. There is a time and a place to argue matters of separation of church and state. This isn't one of them.

If George Bush wants to pray at his inauguration, he has every right to do so. Just like you have every right to not attend if it bothers you so much.


21 posted on 01/08/2005 2:52:46 AM PST by rommy
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To: rommy

Very nice...may I be the first to say thank you for being so open minded!!


23 posted on 01/08/2005 2:55:37 AM PST by trussell (I Never Frown, even when I am sad, because I never know who is falling in love with my Smile!!!)
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To: Pookyhead

Like "Kill 200 million people since 1917" committed.


24 posted on 01/08/2005 3:01:40 AM PST by SirLurkedalot (Molon-frickin'-Labe!)
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To: Pookyhead; All

I'm still looking for "separation of church and state" in my copy of the Constitution. I probably won't find it, BECAUSE IT IS'NT FRICKIN IN THERE!!! I wish these A-holes would get over themselves once in a while.


25 posted on 01/08/2005 3:05:57 AM PST by SirLurkedalot (Molon-frickin'-Labe!)
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To: trussell

If you've ever seen him interviewed on TV, or even just listen to him in a radio interview, I swear Michael Newdow has a psyco/gone postal qualitiy about him.


26 posted on 01/08/2005 3:06:59 AM PST by ClintonBeGone (In politics, sometimes it's OK for even a Wolverine to root for a Buckeye win.)
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To: trussell
Libertarian ping.To be added or removed from my ping list freepmail me or post a message here.
27 posted on 01/08/2005 3:07:22 AM PST by freepatriot32 (http://chonlalonde.blogspot.com)
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To: trussell

oops sorry that libertarian ping wasnt for you i forgot to paste the libertarian group in the to field before I hit post my bad :-)


28 posted on 01/08/2005 3:08:52 AM PST by freepatriot32 (http://chonlalonde.blogspot.com)
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To: rommy

Check this out...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1315884/posts?page=60#60


29 posted on 01/08/2005 3:10:53 AM PST by trussell (I Never Frown, even when I am sad, because I never know who is falling in love with my Smile!!!)
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To: Baby Bear; BlackbirdSST; BroncosFan; Capitalism2003; duznshwrnkd; jmc813; LibertarianInExile; ...
Libertarian ping.To be added or removed from my ping list freepmail me or post a message here.
30 posted on 01/08/2005 3:11:24 AM PST by freepatriot32 (http://chonlalonde.blogspot.com)
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To: freepatriot32

That's ok...I forget to ping the list too sometimes!! I hate it when I do that!!


31 posted on 01/08/2005 3:12:10 AM PST by trussell (I Never Frown, even when I am sad, because I never know who is falling in love with my Smile!!!)
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To: rommy

Oops...if you want to know what it said...I will freepmail it to you!!


32 posted on 01/08/2005 3:13:29 AM PST by trussell (I Never Frown, even when I am sad, because I never know who is falling in love with my Smile!!!)
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To: trussell

So what happens if at some govmnt. public event someone calls for a moment of silence for the tsunami victims? Newdow doesn`t seem to realize that in a public place there is really no better way show honor, respect, love and hope, things that have built the very country he lives in, or maybe he would prefer an obnoxious Broadway like show?


33 posted on 01/08/2005 3:24:30 AM PST by Imaverygooddriver (I`m a very good driver and I approve this message.)
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To: trussell
An atheist who sued because he did not want his young daughter exposed to the words "under God"

Notice the words AP and this man use here..."exposed to" and to "his young daughter"

It is the same wording Christians and conservatives use regarding the suits against homosexual indoctrination in the public classrooms.

On the basis of his hysteria and lawsuit---the fact is, you are "exposed to God" with every breath you take. We are all created, and live in His creation. This whole suit is a cheap attempt to get even with others who have shamed the Left.

34 posted on 01/08/2005 3:25:47 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: OldFriend

Here's another one (Newdow) that's not helpful...


35 posted on 01/08/2005 3:28:15 AM PST by Pharmboy (Listen...you can still hear the old media sobbing.)
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To: SirLurkedalot

Maybe he needs to disappear and be found several decades from now in the desert. It is a shame that this godless puke is allowed to breath good oxygen.


36 posted on 01/08/2005 3:32:49 AM PST by No Surrender No Retreat
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To: trussell

Thanks!

That what I'm saying. People like Michael Newdow are why Democrats can't win elections in the heartland.

We're not all a bunch of God-hating, flag-burning, baby-slaughtering, communist-loving monsters.

We're just people with a nurturant value system.

We believe in trust, opportunity, prosperity, open two-way communication, fairness, community building and honesty.

We're your neighbors, your friends, your co-workers.

Unfortunately, Michael Newdow and Jane Fonda would have you believe that we're something quite different.

America is better when we all work together.


37 posted on 01/08/2005 3:36:16 AM PST by rommy
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To: No Surrender No Retreat

I just wonder how his daughter feels about all of this.


38 posted on 01/08/2005 3:41:38 AM PST by SirLurkedalot (Molon-frickin'-Labe!)
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To: rommy

"Progressives" like yourself need to be more vocal. D**ks like Newdow get all the press. Thanks for serving, BTW.


39 posted on 01/08/2005 3:43:24 AM PST by SirLurkedalot (Molon-frickin'-Labe!)
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To: trussell
BTW, he considers himself a Jewish Atheist.

Figure that one out. I think he's a kook.
40 posted on 01/08/2005 3:44:31 AM PST by rcocean
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March; trussell; PhilDragoo; Happy2BMe; devolve; potlatch; Grampa Dave; yall
I figured it must be this jerk!


Well, Madeleine Murray O'Hare died and someone had to pick up the torch.

And I like the URL name this guy used for Newdow! haha!:

http://www.all-encompassingly.com/archives/images/newdow_constitution_misinterpreter_dork_buffoon.jpg


41 posted on 01/08/2005 4:04:40 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: trussell

Jesse Jackster

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/user-posts?name=Jesse+Jackster

"He's dead, Jim!"


42 posted on 01/08/2005 4:14:29 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: SirLurkedalot
I'm still looking for "separation of church and state" in my copy of the Constitution. I probably won't find it, BECAUSE IT IS'NT FRICKIN IN THERE!!!

Atheists, especially Newdow, aren't anything but trouble-makers. The thing that gets me, is that his daughter DIDN"T MIND the words "under God" in the Pledge. He did. What a butthole.

43 posted on 01/08/2005 4:16:26 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Jan. 20, 2005 - - - - The biggest nightmare for the MSM and DU.)
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To: No Surrender No Retreat

I hope the desert hole is big enough to hold the other "michael".... you know, as in "moore"


44 posted on 01/08/2005 4:21:29 AM PST by Stretch (Rats, dogs, cats and other vermin protect their babies; Liberals kill theirs)
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To: Arrowhead1952

The only place atheists will succeed in removing God from is their own future. I pity them.


45 posted on 01/08/2005 4:25:36 AM PST by SirLurkedalot (Molon-frickin'-Labe!)
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To: rommy
The left used to be pretty consistent about the First Amendment, but that has all changed since the advent of political correctness. I daresay that now there are a lot of conservatives who are closer to being absolutists on the First Amendment than are self-styled "progressives." Many on the left have only a half-hearted support for freedom of speech.

I hate the way a lot of leftists throw around the word "offensive." On the one hand, if an idea offends people who have mainstream to traditional values, the fact that the idea is "offensive" proves it is good and must be protected. People who are offended need to grow up and accept that our society is "diverse." Being "offensive" is the greatest good imaginable, and the fact that someone found an idea offensive is proof that the idea should be protected by the First Amendment.

On the other hand, anything that runs counter to some "progressive" pet cause is automatically "offensive" and not protected by the First Amendment. The fact that a traditional idea offends someone with "progressive" values is proof that the "offensive" idea is evil and ought to be banned. People who express "offensive" ideas need to grow up and accept that in our "diverse" society there are an increasing number of ideas that should not be expressed because they might "offend" someone. Now suddenly being "offensive" is the greatest evil imaginable, and the fact that someone found an idea offensive is somehow proof that the idea should not be protected by the First Amendment.

46 posted on 01/08/2005 4:29:54 AM PST by Wilhelm Tell (Lurking since 1997!)
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To: trussell

This guy needs to get a life. His 15 minutes were used up a long time ago.


47 posted on 01/08/2005 4:30:08 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine's brother (Crush your enemies; see them driven before you and hear the lamentation of their women - Conan)
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To: jocon307
My inquiring mind wants to know: HOW THE HELL DID THIS GUY GET A TICKET TO THE INAUGURATION?!?!?!?!?!

It would be interesting to know if a Member of Congress gave him one in order to facilitate the lawsuit.

48 posted on 01/08/2005 4:39:46 AM PST by sphinx
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To: trussell

Aren't there provisions for vexatious litigation?


49 posted on 01/08/2005 4:44:26 AM PST by Gorzaloon
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To: trussell

This guy seriously needs a new hobby.


50 posted on 01/08/2005 4:46:28 AM PST by Musket
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