Court strikes down Freedom From Religion Foundation lawsuit to have ‘In God, We Trust’ removed from currency

A little good news for a change:

CBN NEWS – A challenge to America’s national motto has been struck down by a federal district court. Dr. Michael Newdow and the Freedom From Religion Foundation sued to have “In God, We Trust,” from U.S. currency.

The court stated there was ample body of case law and they could only come to one conclusion. The order rejects arguments that the motto violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.

The American Center for Law and Justice represented 41 members of Congress and almost 90,000 Americans who opposed Newdow’s lawsuit.

“The decision is welcomes and well-reasoned,” ACLJ Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow said.

The ACLJ, in an brief submitted to the court, points out the national motto reflects the historical beginnings of the United States. The belief in God was integral in the founding stages of the nation and removing all references to God to please atheistic preferences is not supported by the First Amendment.

The brief also explains, “The national motto simply echoes the principle found in the Declaration of Independence that our freedoms come from God and not the state.” and that the Establishment Clause is not intended to guarantee the public will not be exposed to religion or religious symbols.

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  • famouswolf

    One wonders how anyone can say our very way of life is not under attack?

  • welltempered2

    Good news, yeah. But it’s all on defense!

  • Proudhispanicconservative

    In God I will continue to trust.

  • Proudhispanicconservative

    Yes it is my friend, and we have to do everything we can to crush them and send them back to China.

  • njmom


  • waffle_anna

    To God be the glory! Our prayers were answered.

  • kong1967

    There have been attempts like this in the past and they have always failed.

  • kong1967

    Proudhispanicconservative  “…send them back to China”………
    and Kenya, if you catch my drift.

  • stage9

    Praise to the Living God!

  • famouswolf

    Timbuktu, it’s close enough and it’s one of the worst climates on the planet that’s still habitable.
    Then build a fence around it and let them kill each other.

  • subie201

    Hallelujah, finally a court that hasnt been corrupted like SCOTUS! God Bless America!

  • badbadlibs

    Doesn’t mean satan…er, they will give up.

  • 57thunderbird

    badbadlibs kong1967 True that!But praise God who gives us the victory,A big thank you to Jay Sekulow,who has been waging these types of legal battles for many years

  • PoCoTex

    So, if the members of the Freedom From Religion Foundation don’t want to trust God, whom do they want to trust?
    Themselves? “In FFRF We Trust?” Other humans? Aliens from the brown dwarf star Gliese 229B?
    I’m killing myself laughing. 
    Now, I can’t imagine putting my trust in any of the members of FFRF. They don’t even know who I am and, frankly, I don’t think they care that I even exist. So, toss that idea.

    How about Mr. Obama? Mr. Trustworthy himself? Not on your life. I didn’t even vote for him.

    How about anyone else? How about my hairstylist? I didn’t give her a tip at my last cut, so that could be problematic.
    How about myself? Well, the FFRF think people like me who trust in God are dopes and anti-human and take me to court for trusting God. So, trusting myself is presumably not an option. I don’t know enough to trust myself. It could even be legally problematic.

    So, members of FFRF, whom shall I trust?
    Oh, your needing to trust someone is unnecessary? Good luck having a civil society without trust.
    As for me and my house, we put our trust in God.

  • bluerose3335

    AMEN…stunning Logic and Consistency….Honor and Tradition….if the ATHEIST does not like NOTHING REQUIRES HIM TO CARRY US CURRENCY…”IN GOD WE TRUST” just gave this ATHEIST SCUM and IN GOD OR BUST LOSER!!!  Poor little Atheist..go find an empty world, empty heart, empty soul and stew in it LOSER….THIS COUNTRY’S FOUNDERS INHERENTLY BELIEVED IN GOD and is this PUKE does not like it take a nice beautiful AEROFLOT flight to Moscow!

  • 57thunderbird

    PoCoTex Joshua 24;12 As for me and my house we will serve (and trust) the Lord.

  • poptoy1949

    As it should have done.  Chalk one up for GOD and Country.

  • poptoy1949

    famouswolf Send them to H E L L .

  • Proudhispanicconservative

    Yes I do!!!!!!:)

  • kimber1911

    bluerose3335  AMEN.. to that..

  • famouswolf

    Northwest interior of Africa is close…

  • kong1967

    poptoy1949 famouswolf  Best solution yet.  YES!

  • Booker

    Ohhh, ho-ho!! This is too sweet. Another loss for the militant atheists. Leave us alone, will ya?

  • badbadlibs

    57thunderbird badbadlibs kong1967 
    Amen! Thank God almighty for Jay Sekulow and his unyielding defense of the Gospel and the rights of Christian Americans!

  • CarolynDixon87

    They can always carry and use credit cards

  • RocklinConservative

    i feel like I’m in an alternate reality.

  • tinlizzieowner

    I’ve got a suggestion for this jerk.
    You don’t like our money, ask to be paid in Pesos. I’m sure your hypocrite A$$ doesn’t have any problem spending our money, just the way it is. 😉 😉

  • tinlizzieowner

    You’re fine, he’s the one from an alternate universe. 😉 😉

  • wodiej

    people need to get a life.

  • 12grace

    Indeed in G_D we do trust! One victory for righteousness.

  • The Sentinel

    The FFRF is a plague. Why don’t they just go to North Korea where they don’t have to hear anything about God?
    My mind is unable to comprehend selfish troublemakers like this who are flat out wrong for what they are doing. The same goes to the Westboro Baptist Church.

  • applepie101

    Today’s Telegraph: ‘Richard Dawkins: We are Winning the War Against Religion’.
    Tell it to the mujahideen.

  • Las1

    Dawkins was upset about Ray Comfort’s latest video and tried to shake down Comfort to the tune of $100,000 for the privilege of debating him.  I guess crowds of adoring liberal atheists is much more fulfilling than being read a lesson by a Christian.  
    The video starts about one minute in… just drag it back to the beginning.

  • lawngreen

    A victory on many levels. Thank You, God, and thank you, ACLJ.

  • lawngreen

    PoCoTex  Well said.

  • The Sentinel Remember ‘kids will do good things as well as bad things’ just to get attention.
    And we are given them the attention they want, and maybe, just maybe someday they’ll grow up.
    ‘Sure they will.

  • tinlizzieowner Psst. my friends might hear you.

  • bluerose3335 Now tell us what you really think Bluerose. 🙂

  • CarolynDixon87 Information overload, yah can’t fix stupid.

  • PoCoTex Beautiful post POCoTex. ‘Love your sense of humor.

  • tinlizzieowner

    NPC1 tinlizzieowner 
    So might your government. 😉 😉

  • famouswolf Man you got me, oh, you mean the 49 percent ?

  • Proudhispanicconservative ‘Be nice send them where they want to be, anywhere in the Mid East will be fine with most of them.

  • famouswolf

    NPC1, I mean every mother’s son that wants to cut this countries legs out from under it and bring it down.
    But particularly most of the scum in DC, the liberal left, and moslems. Let ’em eat each other.

  • famouswolf We can only hope, hey you never can tell.