Who's Who Among the Godless, Gallery 3

Who's Who Among the Godless, Gallery 3

3. Michael Newdow

It has been four years since the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals sided with Michael Newdow in his suit to take "under God" out of the Pledge of Allegiance, but he remains one of the country's most outspoken atheist activists. The case made its way--unsuccessfully--to the Supreme Court and made Newdow one of the most reviled men in the U.S. (His song "My God Is in My Soul" recounts some of the many death threats he received.) Newdow, a doctor and lawyer who argued his own case before the High Court, lost on a technicality (he didn't have custody of his daughter, on whose behalf he sued), but he has since filed another suit against the Pledge, as well as one to remove "In God We Trust" from federal currency.




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