NYCA Joins in Suit to Get ‘In god We Trust’ Off Our Money
Why Shouldn’t Atheists Use the Tools Society Provides To Set Things Right?
New York City Atheists is joining Dr. Michael Newdow, the California-based Atheist physician/lawyer, in a suit to get the words “In god We Trust” off our American coins and currency. NYCA president Kenneth Bronstein has recently joined Dr. Newdow as one of the plaintiffs in the suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Believe it or not, there are a number of Atheists in our community who are opposed to our filing of this suit. A few have even tried to dissuade us. Why? We’d like to know why, because we think that these opponents among us have been totally indoctrinated by the reactionary elements in our society to be fearful of bold moves on the part of fighters for secular justice.
We feel that the American court system was put in place exactly for this purpose, to petition within the means provided by our democratic legal system to enforce our constitutional rights.
We Fight Legally & Honestly
We are fighting legally, honestly and with all the resources available to us--indeed, available to everybody--to right the wrongs that the religious community is perpetrating on what we know our forefathers intended for us: a constitutionally secular society!
Are you with us? Then come on Tuesday to back us and show your support! Are you against us using the court system to seek our rights? Come and tell us why you feel this way! Come to our informal public forum on this topic, hear both sides, and then decide!
Leading this most-certainly heated discussion will be Michael Dorian, a feisty fighter himself, never loathe to voice his strong opinions. Dorian is a documentary filmmaker now in the process of making a film on the Atheist movement. Come, lend your support for our new challenge to religion on what we feel is the strongest, the most public, the bravest stage in the nation: our nation’s legal system.
WHAT: “Dare We Sue to Get ‘In god We Trust’ Off our
Nation’s Currency?”--a NYC Atheists’ discussion
led by Michael Dorian, documentary filmmaker.
WHEN: Tuesday, July 17 at 7 p.m.
WHERE: The Stone Creek Cafe
140 East 27th St. (3rd/Lex)
COST: FREE. But you are expected to purchase food and/or drink to compensate Stone Creek for use of their space. The reasonably priced knoshies are better than in most bars.
Go to the event and map on the new RDF beta site