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Mom: Daughter in Pledge Case Worships God
Fox News ^ | 7/11/02

Posted on 07/12/2002 10:15:55 AM PDT by marshmallow

Edited on 04/22/2004 12:34:08 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

SAN FRANCISCO The California schoolgirl whose atheist father successfully sued to have the Pledge of Allegiance declared unconstitutional has no problem with reciting the pledge, her mother said Thursday.

"I was concerned that the American public would be led to believe that my daughter is an atheist or that she has been harmed by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, including the words 'one nation under God,"' said the mother, Sandra Banning, in a statement. "In our home we are practicing Christians and are active in our church."


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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: 9thcircuit; christians; newdow; pledge; pledgeofallegiance
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1 posted on 07/12/2002 10:15:55 AM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow
I'm not surprised by this. The dad always seemed to squirm when asked about his daughter.
2 posted on 07/12/2002 10:20:57 AM PDT by sweet_diane
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To: marshmallow; Grampa Dave
Seems like the injured party is the girl ... but not by the pledge in the least ... by THE FATHER!

He should be sued and the case dropped and set aside forthwith. There NEVER WAS A CASE.

You can bet these Judges knew this too. They are all activists against the principles and foundation this nation was established upon IMHO.

3 posted on 07/12/2002 10:22:15 AM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: Jeff Head
So now the true snake in the woodpile surfaces. It appears to have the look of Newdow's "ME", striped green with greed and a few spots shaped like $....
4 posted on 07/12/2002 10:28:51 AM PDT by azhenfud
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To: Jeff Head
You bet these two rat judges knew this, well at least the one without senile dementia. The #2 hidden judge's wife is the lead ACLU Rat in California.

The man does not work and was bounced out of Floriduh for trying this bs. He is a pastor at a so called athetist church. Shouldn't that phoney church lose its tax exempt status for his involvement in politics and religion.

How much has the ACLU rats paid this guy to commit this act of child abuse on his daughter?

He is an abuser of his girl and uses her to advance his mentally insane agenda!
5 posted on 07/12/2002 10:29:49 AM PDT by Grampa Dave
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To: Grampa Dave
Wait a minute. He doesn't work? I thought he was an emergency room doc?
6 posted on 07/12/2002 10:33:40 AM PDT by I_Love_My_Husband
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To: homeschool mama
I thought you'd be interested in the thread. Nednow is a lunatic.
7 posted on 07/12/2002 10:40:01 AM PDT by Utah Girl
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To: grlfrnd
Wait a minute. He doesn't work? I thought he was an emergency room doc?

Sure, he works...a guy like that works real hard at being obnoxious.

8 posted on 07/12/2002 10:43:18 AM PDT by grumpster-dumpster
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To: marshmallow
Divorce no-no 101: Never put kids in the middle of a parental dispute.
9 posted on 07/12/2002 10:45:16 AM PDT by VRWC_minion
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To: Grampa Dave
He is a pastor at a so called athetist church.

I didn't know that!

10 posted on 07/12/2002 10:45:53 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: VRWC_minion
He and the mother of the child were never married.
11 posted on 07/12/2002 10:52:48 AM PDT by MattMa
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To: grlfrnd
He quit working so he could work on bringing this lawsuit.

What a piece of work.

12 posted on 07/12/2002 10:57:08 AM PDT by ThreeYearLurker
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To: MattMa
He and the mother of the child were never married.

Oh. Either way, the parents should never put the child in the middle.

13 posted on 07/12/2002 11:02:43 AM PDT by VRWC_minion
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To: marshmallow
Newdow is a father who wants to be involved in his daughter's life. Whether the general public thinks he should be or not isn't the point. Newdow's atheism never stopped this mother from accepting child care payments.

Hmmm... Where are the Father's Rights people now? I guess "father's rights" only apply when the father believes in an imaginary omnipotent being, huh?
14 posted on 07/12/2002 11:07:17 AM PDT by Tired of Taxes
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To: Tired of Taxes
I think you're mixing apples with oranges. He is involved in his daughter's life but this lawsuit has nothing to do with his daughter. He's using his daughter to further his own agenda. The lawsuit, as stated by Newdow, is just for his own purposes. Fathers should have rights with their children. This case has no bearing on Fathers Rights.
15 posted on 07/12/2002 11:11:55 AM PDT by I_Love_My_Husband
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To: Tired of Taxes
Supporting a lier and someone who would use his daughter to further his personal agenda isn't going to help support fathers' rights one bit no matter what he believes.
16 posted on 07/12/2002 11:17:29 AM PDT by Smittie
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To: Tired of Taxes
Newdow is a father who wants to be involved in his daughter's life.

Is that why he doesn't live with her? Did he tell you this himself or are you simply surmising?

Whether the general public thinks he should be or not isn't the point. Newdow's atheism never stopped this mother from accepting child care payments.

Why should it? Even if she loathes the ground he walks on she has every right to demand he support the child he fathered.

Does Newdow's atheism prevent him from handling the filthy green stuff which proclaims "In God We Trust"? I think not.

Hmmm... Where are the Father's Rights people now?

Right here. I'm in favor of Father's Rights. I'm also in favor of "one nation under God"

I guess "father's rights" only apply when the father believes in an imaginary omnipotent being, huh?

Nobody is saying he didn't have a right to bring the lawsuit. He has a right, nay a duty to act in the child's best interests. It's just that nobody believes that this is his primary motivation.

17 posted on 07/12/2002 11:30:31 AM PDT by marshmallow
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To: Tired of Taxes
"Where are the Father's Rights people now?"

The man sired a kid, for sure. As a father, he fails miserably to qualify.

BTW, belief has very little or nothing to do with Newdow's financial responsibility to his daughter.

18 posted on 07/12/2002 11:42:50 AM PDT by azhenfud
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To: grlfrnd; Smittie; marshmallow
Newdow wants to raise his daughter with an atheistic viewpoint. He said he doesn't want the gov't taking his tax money then using it to promote a religious view to his child in a "pledge" in public schools.

Whether or not his view or atheism itself appeals to anyone else isn't the point. The point is that Newdow is trying to have some say in his daughter's upbringing.

Here's what I read in an article yesterday that I can't find now:

The mother moved away with the daughter, and Newdow moved, too, so that he could be closer to his child.

In addition to constitutional law, he has also been studying family law which he says is unfair. In seeking custody for his daughter, he has been ordered to pay the mother's legal fees, too.

Though the mother is an "active Christian", that hasn't stopped her from accepting child care payments from atheist Newdow.

19 posted on 07/12/2002 11:43:31 AM PDT by Tired of Taxes
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To: Tired of Taxes; grlfrnd; Smittie; marshmallow
"Though the mother is an "active Christian", that hasn't stopped her from accepting child care payments from atheist Newdow."

Why should it stop her? His money still says "In God We Trust"....

20 posted on 07/12/2002 12:00:13 PM PDT by azhenfud
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