Atheists Demand to Have "In God We Trust" Taken Off US Money
A new lawsuit demands that "In God We Trust" be taken off American money. The lawsuit, filed by Sacramento attorney Michael Newdow, is filed on behalf of 41 atheists.
"In God We Trust" is the national motto of the United States, approved by Congress 60 years ago. Regardless, the atheists contend that the motto violates the separation of church and state.
According to Fox News, one of the atheists contends that his atheism is "substantially burdened because he is forced to bear on his person a religious statement that causes him to sense his government legitimizing, promoting and reinforcing negative and injurious attitudes not only against Atheists in general, but against him personally."
The attorney, Michael Newdow, has filed similar suits in the past. Let us hope that the courts stand up for the national motto and do not allow a secular anti-religious bias to influence them to take "In God We Trust" off American money.