The Freedom From Religion Foundation filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to block an architect from engraving “In God We Trust” and the Pledge of Allegiance at the Capital Visitor Center in Washington D.C. The lawsuit claims the taxpayer-funded engraving would be an unconstitutional endorsement of religion.
The Visitor Center took years to build and cost $621 million. The “In God We Trust” engravings are estimated to only add $100K to the project. The foundation is also challenging the constitutionality of the National Day of Prayer.
Is putting “In God We Trust” on a building or coin really an endoresement of religion? Does this really violate the separation between church and state? I don’t think this case has merit and should be shot down pretty easily.