Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Court Rejects Challenge to Inaugural Prayer

Once again Michael Newdow looses in Court.

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Newdow argued that saying a Christian prayer at the Jan. 20 ceremony would violate the Constitution by forcing him to accept unwanted religious beliefs. - CBS News 1-14-05


Bates also questioned whether the lawsuit should be thrown out because the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (search) ruled last year that Newdow did not suffer "a sufficiently concrete and specific injury" when he opposed prayers from being recited at Bush's first inauguration.

Newdow said his case is different this time because he actually has a ticket to attend the inauguration. He said being there live is different than four years ago, when he planned to watch the ceremony on television.

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.
Fox News 1-15-05

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This citizen thinks -

Let me get this straight. - Watching it on TV 4 years ago did not convert him. - Going to see it live this time will convert him? Well if he doesn't want to be converted why is he going? It is obvious this guy has a problem. Perhaps Bush should include in his inaugural prayer a plea for God to help cure Newdow's obsession against prayer .