January 14, 2005
“A ruling was expected Friday on atheist Michael Newdow's lawsuit to stop the invocation prayer at President Bush's second inauguration. On Thursday, Newdow told U.S. District Judge John Bates that having a minister invoke God in the Jan. 20 ceremony would violate the Constitution by forcing him to accept unwanted religious beliefs.”, according to a Fox News article.
“Newdow became famous in 2002 for his unsuccessful attempt to remove the phrase "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance. Two years earlier, he also tried to stop the prayer in Bush's first inauguration, but lost in two federal courts.”; however, “Justice Department lawyer Edward White scoffed at that claim, saying the issues in the two cases are the same and that Newdow still has not shown how he would be injured by hearing the prayer.”
I would strongly suggest to Michael Newdow that he take a quick study course in the Book of Mormon, starting in Alma chapter 30. http://scriptures.lds.org/alma/30
There he will find the recorded story of a man named Korihor. Korihor and Michael have some striking similarities. They have taken the words of that great deceiver, Satan himself, and gone marching down the road to destruction. In their own mind they are attempting to save many other people from being misled into believing that there is a God and that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the World. I find it ironic that Michael Newdow’s claim to fame will also be the means of his utter destruction.