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Let's Return to the Values of One Nation, Indivisible

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These actions not only undermined the original national values of One Nation, Indivisible and government neutrality of religious preferences.  They also divided Americans into two classes of people: Those that held a religious belief, to be recognized as “real” Americans; and those that do not and would not.

The phrases “Under God” and “In God We Trust” are discriminatory.  They promote religious bigotry.  They say, “Atheist-Americans are not recognized by our government.”

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This is no different than the “Whites Only” signs from the Jim Crow days, or the “No Jews or Chinese need apply” signs of the 19th century.

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What kind of morals are these?

Is that the message that we want to see in our city halls and on our money?

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Is that the message that we want our children to learn in our schools?

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Stuart Bechman is a rationally-fanatic activist for atheism and freethought in the Los Angeles metro area, where he serves as president of Atheists United of Los Angeles. He also serves as vice-president of Atheist Alliance International.

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