Yup – they are at it again.
There is no rest for the wicked, who work and plot day and night to remove any and all references to God, and eliminate the Right of Free religious exercize if it’s Christian or Jewish.
The 9th Circus Court in California will hear and once again make policy from the bench to rule in favor of “I-Have-Nothing-Better-To-Do” Atheist Michael Newdow who, when he isn’t before the courts or the cameras demanding God be banned and made criminal, he’s shopping and searching high and low for any Jane or John Doe he can dredge up to file suit in their jurisdictions on his behalf.
The crusade against Christian principles, heritage and exercize, continues unabated, while many yawn in indifference.
Two blockbuster religious liberty cases – involving the constitutionality of the Pledge of Allegiance in schools and “In God We Trust” on our money – will be heard this week by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. PJI Chief Counsel Kevin Snider will be arguing alongside lawyers for the Department of Justice in defense of the national motto, “In God We Trust.”
Both lawsuits were filed by atheist Michael Newdow, who claims that the Pledge of Allegiance and national motto are unconstitutional “establishments” of religion. Ninth Circuit judges have previously heard and agreed with Newdow’s position that it violates the First Amendment to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in schools. However, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned that decision on jurisdictional grounds, prompting Newdow to re-file it with additional plaintiffs. The lawsuit against “In God We Trust” was filed by Newdow in late 2005. Pacific Justice Institute intervened as a co-defendant in the lawsuit to defend the constitutionality of the national motto. The Supreme Court has never decided a case directly dealing with the motto, but in several other cases Justices from across the ideological spectrum have pointed to the motto as an example of constitutional expression.
PJI Chief Counsel Kevin Snider, who will be presenting arguments in the motto case tomorrow, commented, “The national motto, ‘In God We Trust,’ is a perfectly permissible, commemorative acknowledgment of our nation’s history and traditions. Without coercing anyone to adopt any religious viewpoint, it reminds us that our rights are a gift from God and are not at the discretion of the government.”
Brad Dacus, president of Pacific Justice Institute, stated, “It is vital that we prevail in both of these cases so that we can pass on to the next generation the heritage of faith and blessings of liberty that we have been given. An atheist’s right not to believe in God simply does not mean that all public acknowledgments of our nation’s religious heritage must be silenced.”
The arguments are scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. this Tuesday, December 4, at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. PJI Chief Counsel Kevin Snider will be available to the media for comment following his arguments in favor of the national motto.
Last time he tried attacking the pledge he lost in a 8-0 ruling with the U.S. Supreme Court on standing. This time, he’s found an anonymous atheist couple claiming their offense that he will defend. Motive? Nah.
This guy is like a cockroach that just won’t go away.
But rest assured, he and people like him will not stop until the Christian and Jewish faith is expunged from society.
And then they will make it criminal to believe in either.
As history bears out time and again and Jesus warned us would happen in Matthew 24.