(RNS) — This year, five state legislatures passed laws mandating that every public school prominently display the national motto 'In God We Trust.'
(The Conversation) — From my perspective as a religious history scholar (that phrase) reflect(s) a particular view of the United States, not a universally accepted “American way.”
(RNS) — A parent opposing the measure said the proposal was unnecessary because a state statute already requires schools' display of the state flag, which includes the motto.
(RNS) Tennessee's attorney general raises constitutional concerns about mandatory license plates.
(RNS) Michael Newdow has unsuccessfully challenged the Pledge of Allegiance, the president's oath of office and "In God We Trust." He's at it again, this time taking a page from the Hobby Lobby case.
Courts will always strike down biblical phrases and overt religious gestures by government, but “In God We Trust” is seemingly inviolate. Little wonder that Americans are confused about freedom of religion and government's role.
(RNS) Court after court has affirmed that printing and engraving the country's motto on its money does not violate the U.S. Constitution.
AUSTIN, Texas (RNS) The annual Easter weekend convention of American Atheists is a delicate balancing act between the group’s image as the angry bulldog of secular organizations and its need to attract younger and less strident nonbelievers.