In God Some of Us Trust

In God Some of Us Trust

Sunday, September 11, 2016
| Psalm 14

Militant atheists have become more vocal in the past 10 years than ever before. What is a Christian response?

The lawsuits from militant atheists just keep coming about "One nation under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance and "In God We Trust" on the currency.

January 2016 brought a new legal challenge from Michael Newdow, an attorney in Sacramento. He filed a federal lawsuit alleging that the phrase "In God We Trust" on U.S. money is unconstitutional and violates the separation of church and state. Newdow previously — and unsuccessfully — sued the government to stop school children from pledging allegiance to "one nation under God."

David Silverman, president of American Atheists, has attracted notoriety by staffing an exhibit-area booth at the Conservative Political Action Conference's annual convention. CPAC, of course — while not a religious organization — is a magnet for religious-right activists, many of whom advocate the teaching of Creationism in public schools. Silverman's exhibitor permit was yanked just prior to the 2014 gathering. In 2015, they reluctantly let ...

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