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Atheist Group Targets New Mexico City for Posting ‘In God We Trust’ Motto in City Hall
christiannews.net ^ | April 4, 2013 | Heather Clark

Posted on 04/04/2013 9:21:38 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012

Alamogordo, New Mexico – An atheist activist group is targeting a city in New Mexico for its recent decision to post the motto “In God We Trust” on in city hall.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation in Madison, Wisconsin sent a letter to city officials in Alamogordo, New Mexico warning that the motto should not be established.

“It is inappropriate for the city commission to adopt a proposal that would place ‘In God We Trust’ at City Hall,” wrote president Annie Laurie Gaylor. “Statements about a god have no place in government buildings.”

She asserted that officials could not use city chambers “as a vehicle for promoting their religious views.”

But Mayor Susie Galea says that the motto is permitted under the law because it is not religiously-charged, and that the city has the freedom to express its views.

“The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the motto ‘In God We Trust’ is a patriotic political statement as it relates to the U.S. Constitution,” she stated. “The motto is permitted in government buildings.”

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1 posted on 04/04/2013 9:21:38 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

With Americans now kneeling before the throne of the homosexuals, the atheists are ready to take their turn at being obnoxious, pains in the @$$.


2 posted on 04/04/2013 9:24:57 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Bill of Rights?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

the atheists are ready to take their turn at being obnoxious, pains in the @$$.

...you mean, there actually was a time when they weren’t obnoxious pains in the butt...gee, who knew...


3 posted on 04/04/2013 9:29:18 AM PDT by IrishBrigade
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To: ilovesarah2012

I see the devout evangelical atheists are out proseletyzing again.


4 posted on 04/04/2013 9:32:44 AM PDT by henkster (I have one more cow than my neighbor. I am a kulak.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

No one opposes these Atheist/left-wing groups directly, openly. I find they make demands easily, and without any worry about consequences.

Conservatives are “live and let live” types, and generally don’t have the personality types to be in-your-face, aggressive, lefty-style activists. Unfortunately though, that is exactly what is needed in cases like this. Not letter-writing campaigns, but public, annoying, non-stop demonstrations and blockades, for example, of “Freedom from Religion” HQ.

Let them feel the same pressure they give, and they won’t be see free and easy in their demands.


5 posted on 04/04/2013 9:38:19 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: ilovesarah2012
Freedom From Religion Foundation in Madison, Wisconsin has every right to say what they think AND so do the Religious....the media loves this sort of 'war' and will try to exacerbate it...who is funding the FFRF...some socialist-Marxist group no doubt...if America is to keep her roots, people are going to have to demand these types of organizations be tarred and feathered and run out of Dodge.
6 posted on 04/04/2013 10:01:30 AM PDT by yoe
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To: PGR88
“...Let them feel the same pressure they give, ...”

But...But...they'll get mad!!
are you trying to start (finish) a war!??
(sarc)

You are right about conservatives, hard to change our ways...

7 posted on 04/04/2013 10:01:53 AM PDT by kimtom (USA ; Freedom is not Free)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Here in SC we have In God We Trust license plates. The atheists fought against those and lost. For the life of me, I cannot understand why atheists care if people believe in God.


8 posted on 04/04/2013 10:07:56 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: FlingWingFlyer

They are often one and the same.


9 posted on 04/04/2013 10:08:23 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: kimtom

I never see them doing anything against islam, though. Strange.


10 posted on 04/04/2013 10:09:27 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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“Statements about a god have no place in government buildings.”

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It is no exaggeration to say that on Sundays in Washington during the administrations of Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809) and of James Madison (1809-1817) the state became the church. Within a year of his inauguration, Jefferson began attending church services in the House of Representatives. Madison followed Jefferson's example, although unlike Jefferson, who rode on horseback to church in the Capitol, Madison came in a coach and four. Worship services in the House--a practice that continued until after the Civil War--were acceptable to Jefferson because they were nondiscriminatory and voluntary. Preachers of every Protestant denomination appeared. (Catholic priests began officiating in 1826.) As early as January 1806 a female evangelist, Dorothy Ripley, delivered a camp meeting-style exhortation in the House to Jefferson, Vice President Aaron Burr, and a "crowded audience." Throughout his administration Jefferson permitted church services in executive branch buildings. The Gospel was also preached in the Supreme Court chambers.

11 posted on 04/04/2013 10:10:19 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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These people are going after a ten commandments statue that is in front of a local school. There was an offer to move the statue to private property nearby, but that's not good enough because individuals walking to school could still see it.
12 posted on 04/04/2013 10:13:39 AM PDT by SUPman
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To: ilovesarah2012

This just disproves their whole “I don’t believe there is a god” schtick.

If you truly were indifferent to God, you wouldn’t care.

This demonstrates quite clearly you are fully aware of God’s presence in your life, at all times, and you are looking for safe haven to get him out of your life.

Your concsience is being scratched at everday and God is working in your life.


13 posted on 04/04/2013 10:28:25 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Go Alamogordo!


14 posted on 04/04/2013 10:29:52 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Atheists should be a little more patient. Why worry about changing a few things here on earth when their godless eternity is just beyond the few short years here on the topside of the terra ferma.


15 posted on 04/04/2013 11:11:32 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: SeminoleCounty

I think Alamogordo followed Artesia’s lead on this and years ago the ACLU tried to tell Tijeras to remove the cross on their logo....citizens told them to get out of town. NM does fight back sometimes.


16 posted on 04/04/2013 11:28:44 AM PDT by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I’d tell them to go to Hell!


17 posted on 04/04/2013 12:00:56 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

http://www.mydailytribune.com/view/full_story/22149392/article-Jesus-portrait-removed-from-Jackson-school?instance=popular

This is a town up the road from us. They were sued by the same miserable souls as in this thread and the Ohio ACLU. I had hoped they were going to fight this, but alas...


18 posted on 04/04/2013 12:07:28 PM PDT by Hoosier Catholic Momma (How long till my Arkansas drawl fades into the twang of southeast Ohio?)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I love Alamogordo, New Mexico


19 posted on 04/04/2013 12:43:56 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

“Atheists don’t believe in God. But the Devil does’’. — Bishop Fulton J. Sheen.


20 posted on 04/04/2013 12:46:04 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

I’d tell them to go to Hell!
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That right there is funny....post of the day caliber as well.


21 posted on 04/04/2013 3:44:48 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 ( Nothing so vexes me as a democrap above ground...ENFORCE THE BILL OF RIGHTS. (It's the Law))
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