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Libs will do anything...


Benevolent Dictator
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May 19, 2004
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to keep Bush from being inaugurated.

Atheist Loses Bid to Ban Inaugural Prayer

Source: NewsMax

WASHINGTON -- An atheist lost his bid Wednesday to have the Supreme Court bar the saying of a prayer at President Bush's inauguration.

Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist denied Michael Newdow's claim that a prayer at Thursday's ceremony would violate the Constitution by forcing him to accept unwanted religious beliefs.

In so doing, Rehnquist also rejected Newdow's request to recuse himself from the case because he is scheduled to swear in Bush. Newdow had argued that Rehnquist had become a willing fixture in a government ceremony ``infused with sectarian Christian religion'' and thus had a conflict of interest.

Rehnquist's order came without comment.

Two lower courts had rejected Newdow's request to ban the prayer, suggesting he couldn't show actual injury in hearing it. In his ruling last week, U.S. District Judge John Bates also said the court did not have authority to stop the president from inviting clergy to give a religious prayer at the ceremony.

Attorneys representing Bush and his inaugural committee had argued that prayers have been widely accepted at inaugurals for more than 200 years and that Bush's decision to have a minister recite the invocation was a personal choice the court had no power to prevent. Newdow gained widespread publicity two years ago after winning his pledge case before the San-Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which ruled that public schools violated the separation of church and state by having students mention God.

That Newdow guy is crazy. I saw him on Hannity and Colmes once. He was complaining about how "In God We Trust" on the dollar offended him. He can't back up his claims of emotional damage. Come on, he wasn't the tramatized by it if he could talk about it on tv. As far as the inaguration goes, let Bush swear in the way he wants. It should be the presidents choice. If we had a Muslim president I'd be cool with him swearing on the Quron. Newsow is just publicity hungary.
that guy seriously needs to get a new hobby personally atheists and there attacks on public prayer offend me and make me feel like an outsider but that doesnt mean i want to ban there right to express themselves constitution only bans passing laws that support a religion not the right to express yourself personally i think if he is that sensitive maybe he shouldnt watch the election
At least if Bush didn't have to have his inaugration promise, he wouldn't have to break it consistently for the next four years like he'll be doing. :D

PS: I love MadLibs!
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