March 13, 2010

God Wins Again

Atheist Loses Again On Pledge
God Wins AgainH/ T Worth Reading - God-hater Michael Newdow was dealt a defeat by the 9th Circuit Court in San Francisco today.  In 2002, a 9th Circuit panel ruled in favor of Newdow in his claim that the words “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance were a violation of the separation of church and state. Now, in a 2-1 panel ruling, Judge Carlos Bea has determined that the Pledge, with “under God” is constitutional.

The 2002 ruling reached the Supreme Court in 2004. The Court ruled that Newdow had no legal standing to bring the lawsuit in the first place – slapping down the 9th Circuit ruling.  Newdow went back to work and found disgruntled atheist parents who claimed they were offended by the words “under God” in the Pledge.  He convinced a federal judge in 2005 that the Pledge, as written, was unconstitutional and argued his case before the 9th Circuit in 2007.

Newdow is defeated once again. When Newdow learned of the decision, he responded: “Oh, man, what a bummer.” In addition, the 9th ruled yesterday that the words “In God We Trust” on our coins is constitutional. “We can expect Newdow to start over again,” said TVC Executive Director Andrea Lafferty. “He’s not going to go away. But, today is a good day for religious liberty in America. His hatred of God has been rebuffed by the very court that ruled in his favor in 2002.”

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