I'm encouraged today, in spite of one atheist's attempt to remove the name of God from American currency. Michael Newdow, who you may know as the man who has spent the past four years trying to ban the Pledge of Allegiance from being recited in public schools, is now challenging the motto that is printed on our money because it refers to God.
Saying the motto "In God We Trust" is an unconstitutional endorsement of religion, Newdow, a California doctor and lawyer filed a federal lawsuit last week, and this is the same argument that he used when challenging the Pledge.
So, why I am encouraged? Well, MSNBC (see liberal friends I do watch something besides Fox News!) has put a poll on their website asking the American public to vote on whether the motto should be removed.
The link is: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10103424/ns/us_news-life/ if you want to click through and vote.
The result? 88% of those who voted say that Newdow is all wet, and that the motto "In God We Trust" should remain! Yea!
While I realize that much of that 88% is made up of Christians and others who have no problem with God, I think it is wonderful that in a time when His name is being denigrated in our government, our schools and our entertainment, a sampling of our citizens overwhelmingly feel that it's ok if He stays on the money.
So, click through and vote if you haven't already,because it's your chance to go on record for a God who has blessed us mightily.
As for you Mr. Newdow, the people have spoken and it would appear that you need to leave God alone and find someone else to hassle.