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  • Justices reject challenge to 'In God We Trust' on U.S. money

    06/10/2019 7:58:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 10, 2019 | Alex Swoyer
    The Supreme Court rejected a case Monday brought by an atheist who wanted to scrub In God We Trust, the U.S. motto, from the nations currency, claiming it was an entanglement of state and religion. Michael Newdow, an activist who previous challenged reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in schools, had set his sights on money, but lost at the district, circuit and now Supreme Court levels. On behalf of a group of atheists, Mr. Newdow argued Americas money lacked an reference to God until 1864, when it was added in. He said that amounted to an endorsement of religion.
  • Dramatic Display Of Bipartisan, Racial Unity Over In God We Trust Law

    09/13/2018 12:32:20 PM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 16 replies
    For everyone wringing their hands about the lack of unity in our country, there was a shocking display of it this year largely ignored by the media on an issue of critical importance going forward: Exposing school children to our religious heritage Back in March, in the waning days of the Florida Legislative session, black, female Democrat Rep. Kimberly Daniels stood to make the final pitch on a bill she co-sponsored with another black Democrat. The bill: Require that all Florida public schools display In God We Trust prominently in their buildings, in a place where students will...
  • U.S. court rejects atheists' appeal over 'In God We Trust' on money

    08/29/2018 7:05:36 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | AUGUST 28, 2018 | Jonathan Stempel
    A federal appeals court on Tuesday said printing In God We Trust on U.S. currency is constitutional, citing its longstanding use and saying it was not coercive. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Paul, Minnesota rejected claims by 29 atheists, children of atheists and atheist groups that inscribing the national motto on bills and coins violated their First Amendment free speech and religious rights.
  • Alabama public schools may soon add 'In God We Trust' displays

    08/13/2018 10:16:13 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | today | Frank Miles
    Public school officials in Alabama are looking to put God back into their schools through displays of the U.S. motto In God We Trust but critics are speaking out against the move, calling it a constant push for theocracy. State lawmakers in February approved legislation allowing such displays on public property. The motto soon could become more common in Alabama schools, Al.com reported, with legal challenges expected to follow. Blount Countys school board is poised to become one of the first systems to take action, the news site reported. A policy on the issue could be drafted within the...
  • Satanist loses legal challenge to strip 'In God We Trust' from currency

    06/10/2018 7:11:59 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 15 replies
    CNA ^ | Jun 9, 2018 | CNA/EWTN News)
    Chicago, Ill., Jun 9, 2018 / 04:28 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A U.S. appellate court has ruled against a self-described Satanist from Chicago who had filed a lawsuit seeking to remove the motto In God We Trust from U.S. currency. The ruling, released May 31, found that a reasonable observer would not perceive the motto on currency as a religious endorsement. Kenneth Mayle, who describes himself as a non-theistic Satanist, filed the original lawsuit in May 2017. A lower court had dismissed the suit, and Mayle appealed. The 36-year-old told the Chicago Tribune that carrying and using money with the motto...
  • 'In God We Trust' Posters to Be Displayed in Arkansas Public Schools

    03/14/2018 7:11:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 41 replies
    Fox ^ | 12 Mar 2018
    Hundreds of posters with the national motto "In God We Trust" will soon be on display in some Arkansas public schools. Despite the objections of atheist and First Amendment groups, a new state law, Act 911, requires schools to display posters with the motto, along with the U.S. and Arkansas state flags, if they are donated. The law says the posters may be displayed in each public elementary and secondary school classroom, library or any public building in Arkansas thats maintained using state money. State Rep. Jim Dotson (R), who sponsored the bill that became Act 911, appeared at the...
  • Fresno City Council Chamber New Sign: "In God We Trust."

    06/15/2017 9:09:58 PM PDT · by cakid1 · 31 replies
    CBS 47 ^ | 6-15-17 | cakid1
    The City of Fresno unveils its the new "In God We Trust" sign inside of council chambers. Last month the city council voted unanimously to put the motto on the wall inside the council chambers.
  • Freedom From Truth: FFRF is beyond all reason

    09/19/2014 7:47:30 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 9 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | September 19, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    Freedom From Truth: FFRF is beyond all reason by Daniel Clark Our purpose is to protect the constitutional principle of separation between state and church, At least thats what Freedom From Religion Foundation Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor wrote in a thinly veiled threat to the Allegheny County Council, to dissuade it from installing a plaque in the county courthouse that says In God We Trust. That principle, like everything else the FFRF stands for, is a lie. If Gaylor and friends can point to anything in the U.S. Constitution that prohibits a Pittsburgh courthouse from acknowledging God, this particular resident...
  • In Whose God Do We Trust?

    03/17/2016 1:25:28 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 8 replies
    KSAL.com ^ | March 10, 2016 | Karen Shade
    According to Dr. Joel Mathews, the phrase "In God We Trust" was first printed on our coins in 1864 and on paper bills in 1957. It had been proposed that "Our Country, Our God, Our Trust" be used, but that was shortened to be able to stamp the motto onto coins. Kansas State University Polytechnic's March Civic Luncheon began with Kansas Weslyan University's Dr. Philip Meckley asking: o How can we look at comparative religious traditions? o How can we live with differences for the sake of our human community? Matthews, a K-State Polytechnic instructor, began the lecture by saying...
  • Lawsuit demands US remove 'in God we trust' from money

    01/15/2016 11:09:13 AM PST · by massmike · 36 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 01/15/2016 | n/a
    A new lawsuit filed on behalf of several Atheist plaintiffs argues the phrase “In God We Trust” on U.S. money is unconstitutional, and calls for the government to get rid of it. Sacramento attorney Michael Newdow filed the lawsuit Monday in Akron, Ohio. He’d unsuccessfully sued the government at least twice challenging the use of the phrase “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance. Throughout much of his lawsuit,the word appears as "G-d". Newdow claims "In God We Trust" violates the separation of church and state. One plaintiff says his atheism is "substantially burdened because he is forced to bear...
  • Police cars In God We Trust decals draw complaints (Childress, TX)

    09/06/2015 10:32:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 6, 2015 1:04 PM EDT | David Warren
    A police department in a Texas Bible Belt community has placed large In God We Trust decals on its patrol vehicles in response to recent violence against law enforcement officers, drawing criticism from a watchdog group that says the decals amount to an illegal government endorsement of religion. The decision by police this month to unveil the phrase in Childress, an agricultural community of some 6,100 people at the southern edge of the Texas Panhandle, follows a similar move by dozens of other police agencies elsewhere in the country. [] (O)f the dozens of complaints about the decals lodged...
  • Missouri sheriff's 'In God We Trust' patrol car decals spark church vs. state debate

    07/26/2015 2:19:47 PM PDT · by PROCON · 20 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | July 26, 2015
    A Missouri sheriff has slapped In God We Trust decals on patrol cars saying there is no better time than now to be displaying the national motto. Sheriff Doug Rader of Stone County in the Ozarks said he was proud to announce that the decals are now on the back of department vehicles, but not everyone is pleased, Fox2Now reports. Very simple and ill state for the record, Im not offended that these decals exist, ITS INAPPROPRIATE TO HAVE THEM ON GOVERNMENT PROPERTY. No voting required, its a violation of church and state. You are showing preference to a...
  • Dr Alveda King Sparks Debate With Comments On Faith & ISIS Crisis - Cavuto

    09/09/2014 3:01:49 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 2 replies
    https://www.youtube.com ^ | Sept 9, 2014 | You Tube
    Why are people offended by "in God we Trust" and "one nation under God"? That's where authority and power comes from that's the source of our strength comes from. That's the foundation of this nation. Much more in the interview!
  • Francis Scott Key (born 235 years ago, today)

    08/01/2014 8:09:14 AM PDT · by Brown Deer · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | Nov 26, 2007 | RockbridgeAcademy
    A short documentary from Rockbridge Academy on the author of America's "Star Spangled Banner". Produced by ADG Creative. Francis Scott KEY American lawyer, author, and amateur poet, from Georgetown, who wrote the lyrics to the United States' national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner" Born: on August 01, 1779 in Carroll County, Maryland, USA Died: on January 11, 1843 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA Francis Scott Key was born to Ann Phoebe Penn Dagworthy (Charlton) and Captain John Ross Key at the family plantation Terra Rubra in what was Frederick County and is now Carroll County, Maryland. His father John Ross Key was...
  • National Motto "In God We Trust" Too Religious to Hang in School (Watauga Co, NC)

    11/10/2013 5:47:54 PM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 10, 2013 | Sarah Jean Seman
    A North Carolina school refused to hang posters depicting an American Flag and the national motto In God We Trust because their legal counsel feared the signs would be seen as promoting religion. The American Legion offered the free posters to the Watauga County School District, but found the 130 framed images unwanted. As reported by Fox News: We got an email from the school saying thank you but on advice of their legal counsel they could not accept the posters because of separation of church and state, American Legion member Rick Cornejo told me in a telephone interview....
  • Pennsylvania bill would require schools to display 'In God We Trust' motto

    10/29/2013 12:58:50 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 9 replies
    FoxNews ^ | October 25, 2013
    HARRISBURG, Pa. Pennsylvania public school districts would be required to post In God We Trust in every school building under legislation that advanced out of a committee in the state House of Representatives this week. The bill sponsored by Rep. Rick Saccone, R-Allegheny, passed the House Education Committee on Wednesday by a 14-to-9 vote, with only one Democrat and one Republican crossing party lines. The National Motto Display Act, as it is titled, credits James Pollock, a 19th century Pennsylvania governor, for putting the term on coins while serving as director of the U.S. Mint. The measure would require...
  • Penny For Your Martian Thoughts: This Is How A Coin Looks After 14 Months On The Red Planet

    10/09/2013 7:09:52 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | October 9, 2013 | Elizabeth Howell on
    A high-power camera on the Mars Curiosity rover snapped a picture of a 1909 American penny featuring Abraham Lincoln. The coin is used as a calibration target for the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) that is at the end of Curiositys robotic arm. In just over an Earth year on the Red Planet, you can see the bright copper is muted by lots of Mars dust. Although the image has public relations appeal, there are scientific reasons behind picking that particular calibration target. It is supposed to measure how well the camera is performing, which is important as it zooms...
  • Judge Tosses Atheist Lawsuit Seeking to Remove In God We Trust From American Currency

    09/13/2013 1:31:01 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    Christian News ^ | September 13, 2013
    WASHINGTON – A federal judge has tossed a lawsuit filed earlier this year that sought to remove the motto ‘In God We Trust’ from American currency.As previously reported, well-known atheist Michael Newdow, who has filed numerous suits challenging the mixture of God and government, submitted a complaint in the Southern District of New York this past March, asserting that the motto violates the Establishment Clause of the United States Constitution as it serves to proselytize unbelievers.“[T]he American dollar travels all over the world, into every country of the world, and frequently gets behind the Iron Curtain, and if it...
  • Treasury Sued to Remove 'God' from Currency (In God We Trust)

    04/05/2013 8:40:39 AM PDT · by xzins · 54 replies
    Worthy News ^ | March 24, 2013 | Joseph DeCaro
    WASHINGTON, DC (Worthy News) The Freedom From Religion Foundation is suing the U.S. Treasury Department to remove "In God We Trust" from all its currency. A nonprofit organization that represents atheists and agnostics, the FFRF claims the motto is "offensive" to the nonreligious. In February, the FFRF and 19 plaintiffs filed a civil suit in New York claiming the motto violates the First and Fifth Amendments of the Constitution; they also claim it forces atheists, agnostics and secular skeptics to impart a religious message they all decry whenever using U.S. currency, resulting in a false declaration of their own religious...
  • Man who filed In God We Trust lawsuit against Wood County cites scripture

    10/07/2012 7:11:32 AM PDT · by mnehring · 17 replies
    HAWKINS An East Texas man who filed a federal lawsuit against Wood County over the practice of opening commissioners court meetings with prayer is anything but an atheist. Charles Frederick Scott III considers himself a godly man and studies the Bible religiously. He has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court, seeking removal of the motto In God We Trust from the Wood County commissioners courtroom and to forbid opening meetings with prayer. The lawsuit alleges the county is violating the U.S. Constitution. I am just as much a confirmed, committed, conservative Christian as anybody else, and more so...