A new suit filed on behalf of several Atheist injured parties argues the phrase “In Lord We Trust” on U. Ersus. money is unconstitutional, and requires the government to get rid of it.
Sacramento attorney Eileen Newdow filed the lawsuit Mon in Akron, Ohio. He’d unsuccessfully sued the government at least twice difficult the use of the phrase “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Throughout a lot of his lawsuit, the word appears since “G-d. ”
Newdow claims “In The almighty We Trust” violates the splitting up of church and state. One particular plaintiff says his Atheism is certainly “substantially burdened because he is required to bear on his person a spiritual statement that causes him to sense his government legitimizing, promoting plus reinforcing negative and injurious attitudes not only against Atheists in general, yet against him personally. ”
The legal action represents 41 plaintiffs from Kansas and Michigan, including many un-named parents and children who are atheists or are being raised as atheists. Defendants include Congress, Treasury Admin Jacob Lew and various government agencies.
A message seeking comment was remaining Wednesday at the office of U. T. attorney for Ohio’s northern area.
The Associated Press contributed for this report.