Atheists have launched a lawsuit against America’s motto on U.S. currency, saying the “In God We Trust” is unconstitutional and the government ought to get rid of it.
Michael Newdow, an attorney who gained fame as an atheist by protesting the Pledge of Allegiance’s “under God” phrase all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, took the lead in filing the suit in Akron, Ohio.
As Fox News reported, he alleges the motto violates separation of church and state beliefs. Newdow also claimed his atheistic beliefs are “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.”
Newdow couldn’t even name “God” in the suit, but used instead the amended “G-d” to refer to the higher power, Fox News reported.
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Another 40 or so plaintiffs signed on to the suit, many of whom are parents and children who declined to give out their actual names.
Named as defendants are Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, Congress and several federal agencies, the Associated Press reported.