Michael Newdow, who you may remember from the lawsuit he filed to remove “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance, is continuing his efforts to keep church and state separate. Newdow recently filed a lawsuit to exclude the religious elements of Obama’s inauguration and although the preliminary injunction was denied,Â Newdow is now looking for 1,000 for individuals to join him as plaintiffs in his suit. Newdow’s lawsuit charges that Chief Justices do not have the right to add religious phrases (such as “So Help Me God”) when administering oaths.
Do you think Newdow’s suit is ‘worth it’?Â Are there other areas of the law that the secular movement’s time is better spent (such as combatting faith-based initiatives or keeping anti-abortion laws off the books)? Or, is it just as important to work to change the religious language that is so often cited as a evidence that America is a Christian nation?