‘In God We Trust’ next on Newdow’s hitlist

Saw this one coming. Was only a matter of when:

Michael Newdow, perhaps America’s best known atheist, has a new target in his personal war against God in the public domain: “In God We Trust” on U.S. money.

“I am about to file to get ‘In God We Trust’ off the front of our currency,” he told the Oklahoman. “I plan to do that this week.”

Newdow, of Sacramento, Calif., made the remarks Saturday night shortly before addressing the American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma Foundation Bill of Rights Celebration.

“The key principle is that we’re supposed to treat everybody equally especially in terms of religious belief,” Newdow told KWTV in Oklahoma City. “Clearly it’s not treating atheists equal with people who believe in God when you say ‘In God We Trust’ or we are a ‘nation under God.'”

WND goes on to point out that Newdow has already achieved one victory via U.S. District Judge Lawrence Karlton in Sacramento, who ruled that ‘the pledge’s reference to one nation “under God” violates school children’s right to be “free from a coercive requirement to affirm God.”‘

Earlier this year, U.S. District Judge John Bates dealt a blow to Newdow’s challenge on the Inaugural prayer. Newdow had argued that the Inaugural prayer violated the Establishment Clause. Judge Bates disagreed.

PM Update: More on this from California Conservative, Stop the ACLU, Protein Wisdom

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