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  • 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 ďOur purpose is to protect the constitutional principle of separation between state and church,Ē At least thatís 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 ďIn God We Trust.Ē 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 ‚ÄúIn God We Trust‚ÄĚ 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‚Äôd unsuccessfully sued the government at least twice challenging the use of the phrase ‚Äúunder God‚ÄĚ 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 carsí ĎIn God We Trustí 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 ďIn God We TrustĒ 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. [Ö] Ö (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 ďIn God We TrustĒ decals on patrol cars saying ďthere is no better time than nowĒ 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. ďVery simple and ill state for the record, Iím not offended that these decals exist, ITíS INAPPROPRIATE TO HAVE THEM ON GOVERNMENT PROPERTY. No voting required, itís 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 ďIn God We TrustĒ 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: ďWe 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,Ē 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. Ė Pennsylvania public school districts would be required to post ďIn God We TrustĒ 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 Curiosityís 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 ĎIn God We Trustí From American Currency

    09/13/2013 1:31:01 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    Christian News ^ | September 13, 2013
    WASHINGTON ‚Äď A federal judge has tossed a lawsuit filed earlier this year that sought to remove the motto ‚ÄėIn God We Trust‚Äô 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.¬ď[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)Ė 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 ĎIn God We Trustí lawsuit against Wood County cites scripture

    10/07/2012 7:11:32 AM PDT · by mnehring · 17 replies
    HAWKINS ó 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 ďIn God We TrustĒ from the Wood County commissioners courtroom and to forbid opening meetings with prayer. The lawsuit alleges the county is violating the U.S. Constitution. ďI am just as much a confirmed, committed, conservative Christian as anybody else, and more so...
  • National Motto Showing Up in Orange County Cities [and elsewhere]

    06/09/2012 2:46:53 AM PDT · by rhema · 10 replies
    CitizenLink ^ | 6/4/12 | Karla Dial
    By this time next month, the city council chambers in Anaheim, Calif., will have some new art for visitors to look at ó a large plaque over the city seal declaring ďIn God We Trust.Ē Council members voted unanimously last week to buy the plaque and place it behind the dais because ďitís part of what America means to us,Ē Councilwoman Gail Eastman told the Orange County Register. That makes Anaheim the seventeenth city in Orange County to add the motto, which was reaffirmed by Congress last year. And the county is not unique: Ninety-two cities throughout California have done...
  • Catholic Editor Comments on Romney's Commencement Speech at Liberty University

    06/07/2012 9:52:42 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 20 replies
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | June 6, 2012 | Jeff Head
    Mitt Romney: Mormon Candidate at Baptist Liberty University Moves Catholic Editor By Keith A Fournier May 15th, 2012 Full Story at: (THIS LINK) Governor Romney did not attempt to argue the compatibility of his own religious faith and that of most of the graduates. I was relieved. He told the graduates and their guests, "People of different faiths, like yours and mine, sometimes wonder where we can meet in common purpose, when there are so many differences in creed and theology. Surely the answer is that we can meet in service, in shared moral convictions about our nation stemming from...
  • TEACHER MUST REMOVE ĎIN GOD WE TRUSTí BANNERS FROM CLASSROOM AFTER SCOTUS DENIES CASE

    03/29/2012 6:49:46 AM PDT · by massmike · 16 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 03/29/2012 | Billy Hallowell
    Last year, California school teacher Bradley Johnson vowed to take his battle over patriotic and religious banners to the U.S. Supreme Court. Unfortunately for Johnson, the nationís most power justices declined to hear his case (Johnson vs. Poway Unified School District), solidifying a lower court ruling against the presence of the banners he had placed in his classrooms for decades. Back in September, we told you about Johnson, who has served as a mathematics teacher in Californiaís Poway Unified School District for decades. For much of that time he has prominently displayed patriotic and faith-themed posters ó a move that...
  • New George Washington dollar coin missing "In God We Trust"

    03/19/2012 11:47:20 AM PDT · by databoss · 75 replies
    mint | me
    The new dollar coin does not have the inscription In God We Trust....is this a first?
  • California.. Fight over "In God We Trust" Banner Goes to Supreme Court?

    01/24/2012 9:34:28 PM PST · by cakid1 · 9 replies
    cbs47 | 1-24-12 | cakid1
    You may have heard of this case. For about 25 years high school teacher Bradley Johnson had banners in his class that said: "In God We Trust" "One Nation Under God" "God Bless America" But then, someone complained. It went to court. In the first round - Federal District Judge Robert T. Benitez sided with the teacher. (He said the Poway School District was opposing Johnson's First Amendment rights.) But then the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed that decision. The banners came down. But now, the Thomas More Law Center, has "taken up a petition with the Supreme Court"...
  • Ron Paul Opposes ĎIn God We Trustí Resolution

    01/03/2012 4:52:32 PM PST · by mnehring · 23 replies
    NewsMax ^ | November 2011
    Texas Rep. Ron Paul, a Republican candidate for president, told The Hill Thursday that he opposes the Republican resolution that would reaffirm "In God We Trust" as the countryís motto. The resolution passed the House easily Wednesday, with only nine "no" votes. Paul was absent for the vote. But he said the bill was superfluous.
  • Does God Still Belong On Our Money?

    11/27/2011 11:47:06 AM PST · by Steelfish · 29 replies
    LATimes ^ | November 27, 2011
    Does God Still Belong On Our Money? In his Friday Op-Ed, Michael Shermer highlighted his displeasure at the Houseís recent 396-9 vote to continue printing "In God We Trust" on public buildings and U.S. currency. The law was originally passed in 1956, as a Cold War morale boost. But Shermer argues the motto no long serves the public and is even problematic: What is troubling -- and should trouble any enlightened citizen of a modern nation such as ours -- is the implication that in this age of science and technology, computers and cyberspace, and liberal democracies securing rights and...