Prayer Caucus Members Defend ‘In God We Trust’


Forty-one members of the House of Representatives have signed an amicus curiae brief from the American Center for Law and Justice and the American Catholic Lawyers Association to support “In God We Trust” on U.S. currency. Many of these Members of Congress are part of the Congressional Prayer Caucus, headed by Rep. Randy Forbes (R-VA).

The legal brief was filed in response to a frivolous lawsuit filed by the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) against the U.S. Treasury Department.

Notorious atheist Michael Newdow is representing the FFRF plaintiffs who complain about being offended by having to handle American currency. Newdow is the rabid troublemaker who sued several years ago to have “under God” removed from the Pledge of Allegiance. William J. Murray’s book, The Pledge: One Nation Under God describes the history of religious liberty in America and background on the Pledge of Allegiance.

The prayer brief notes:

Under existing case law, there is very little upon which to stake an argument that inscribing the national motto on the nation’s currency violates the Establishment Clause.  All authority on point is against such a contention.  The Establishment Clause was never intended as a guarantee that a person will not be exposed to religion or religious symbols on public property, and the Supreme Court has rejected previous attempts to eradicate all symbols of this country’s religious heritage from the public’s view.

Read more on this latest anti-religious freedom lawsuit on the Congressional Prayer Caucus web site.


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