“In God We Trust” on U.S. currency violates “the constitutional rights” of the country’s atheist population, and must be removed, according to a new lawsuit.
“The ‘In G-d We Trust’ phrase has continued to be a tool used to perpetuate favoritism for (Christian) Monotheism,” the suit states, according to cleveland.com. “It has also continued to perpetuate anti-Atheistic bias.”
Attorney and outspoken atheist Michael Newdow filed the suit this week in Ohio. However, he already lost a suit in California in 2010 over the same currency issue. Newdow’s also lobbied to remove “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance.