Lawsuit Demands To Remove God From Money
A lawsuit filed on behalf of several Atheist argues the phrase "In God We Trust" on U.S. money is unconstitutional, and calls for the US Treasury to remove it from currency.
Michael Newdow filed the lawsuit in Ohio. He has unsuccessfully sued the government at least twice challenging the use of the phrase "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance.
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 on his person a religious statement that causes him to sense his government legitimizing, promoting and reinforcing negative and injurious attitudes not only against Atheists in general, but against him personally."
Throughout much of his lawsuit, the word God appears as "G-d."
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