Wednesday, December 31, 2008
The attack of the Atheists begins here. This week, they are aiming to remove the words "so help me God" from the end of the president's oath of office. And it doesn't stop there, they also want ministers gone as well.
Michael Newdow,who tried this "ban" in 2001 and 2005, is joined by the American Humanist Association, the Freedom from Religion Foundation and other super atheist groups in the new attack.
The new lawsuit says in part, "There can be no purpose for placing 'so help me God' in an oath or sponsoring prayers to God, other than promoting the particular point of view that God exists."
Newdow said references to God during inauguration ceremonies violate the Constitution's ban on the establishment of religion.
I wish them good luck, but it's not likely they will win. Still, I applaud their efforts.