Huffington Post (Reuters) – LAUREN MARKOE – May 29, 2014
The plaintiffs, a group that included humanists and minor children, argued before a federal appeals court that the words amount to a government endorsement of religion, disallowed by the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause. They further held that, forced to carry around a religious statement in their pockets and pocketbooks, their constitutionally guaranteed right to freely exercise religion is being violated.
excerpt from Morning Walk, April 30, 1973, Los Angeles:
Instead of gold coins, now there is papers: “I trust in God. We trust in God.” Cheating, “We trust in God.” Take hundred dollars. And what is this hundred dollars? It is paper. “We trust in God.” By the name of God, I give you.