Archive for May 10th, 2006

Pledge atheist’ set to challenge ‘In God We Trust’

Wednesday, May 10th, 2006

It’s a shame there are still people in the world who take this nutcase seriously. If it was any other court than the Ninth-Circuit Court of Appeals, he would be thrown out of the courtroom, but judging by their political activism and legislating from the bench, they will probably side with him. The Ninth-Circuit judges are so far to the left that they can’t understand the Constitution at all.

I’ve blogged about it a lot, but here it is one more time:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…

Just how does “In God We Trust” establish a national religion? Are people required to join a national religious body in order to have citizenship? No. Are people required to join a national religious body in order to use government goods and services? No. Are people required to join a national religious body in order to get justice under the law? No.
Guess what, Newdow? There is NO established national religion in the United States. The term “In God We Trust” does not establish one. C’mon, Newdow…are you really so inept that you don’t have a basic understanding of the English language?

Also, can someone please show me where, in the Constitution, it says “separation of church and state”?

The California atheist known for his legal challenge against the Pledge of Allegiance is in court arguing the national motto “In God We Trust” is unconstitutional.
Michael Newdow, who filed a 162-page complaint against the president and Congress, will argue his case in federal district court in Sacramento May 19.
The national public-interest Thomas More Law Center has filed a brief supporting the United States government’s motion to dismiss the suit.
The Law Center argues, “This nation and its form of government were founded upon an essential idea: Individuals have God-given rights that the government may neither bestow nor deny.”
Richard Thompson, the center’s chief counsel, says Newdow’s “attempt to eliminate the mere acknowledgement of our religious heritage by our National Motto has no basis in constitutional law.”
“Even the Supreme Court, in past decisions, has understood there is an unbroken history of official invocations of Divine guidance beginning with our founding fathers and continuing to our present day leaders,” Thompson said.
Discussing the case last November, Newdow told KWTV in Oklahoma City, “The key principle is that we’re supposed to treat everybody equally especially in terms of religious belief.”
“Clearly it’s not treating atheists equal with people who believe in God when you say ‘In God We Trust’ or we are a ‘nation under God,'” he insisted.
“People say, ‘Are you an atheist activist?’ And I’m not,” he continued. “I couldn’t care less what anyone believes. I just care that our government treats everybody equally.”
Last September, in Newdow’s second challenge against the Pledge of Allegiance, a federal judge in Sacramento ruled the reciting of the pledge in public schools is unconstitutional.
The pledge’s reference to one nation “under God” violates school children’s right to be “free from a coercive requirement to affirm God,” said U.S. District Judge Lawrence Karlton.
Karlton granted legal standing to two families represented by Newdow, who lost his previous battle before the U.S. Supreme Court.
The judge, nominated to his seat by President Carter in 1979, said he was bound by the precedent of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ in 2002, which favored Newdow.
In 2004, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected Newdow’s case 8-0 because he did not have legal standing to represent his daughter, who is under sole custody of her mother.
In January 2005, however, Newdow filed a complaint in federal court in Sacramento with eight new co-plaintiffs, seeking to remove “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance on the grounds it violates the so-called “separation of church and state.”

PETA Would Choose Animals Over AIDS Cure

Wednesday, May 10th, 2006

PETA terrorist are still alive and well. The article makes mention of the fact that people have thrown millions of dollars at PETA thinking that the money was going to help run animal shelters. Guess again folks. Not true.
If you want to help a shelter, contact a local one and give directly to them. Quit supporting the PETA terrorist.

(CNSNews.com) – An animal rights activist group has launched an ad campaign to promote its opposition to animal research even if that research could produce a cure for AIDS.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is running ads on the Washington, D.C. Metro system, quoting PETA President and co-founder Ingrid Newkirk as saying, “Even if animal research resulted in a cure for AIDS, we’d be against it.”
The Center for Consumer Freedom said PETA’s ads make it clear that given the choice between rodents and curing sick people, rodents take precedence.
“PETA has raked in millions of dollars over the years from people who think their contributions are helping to shelter animals,” said Center for Consumer Freedom director of research David Martosko in a press release.
“But those donations are helping to damage respected medical charities, smear medical researchers, and support violent actions against research facilities. Americans would be better served donating money to their local shelters and leaving PETA out in the cold,” said Martosko.
The animal rights activist group’s stance on animal research has resulted in boycotts against medical research charities such as the March of Dimes, the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association, the Pediatric AIDS Foundation, and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation (Race for the Cure).
Medical treatments and therapies to treat leukemia, diabetes, cancer, multiple sclerosis, and those suffering from Alzheimer’s have been tested on animals before they were given to humans, the Center for Consumer Freedom noted. The same can be said of anesthesia and many surgical techniques that save human lives, it added.

The Truth About Da Vinci.com

Wednesday, May 10th, 2006

Here is another good resource concerning the book and movie “The Da Vinci Code”.

Is Jesus God?
Is the Bible true?
Was Jesus married?
Lost Books of the Bible – Are they real?
The Sacred Feminine – What is it?
The Holy Grail?

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