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megimoo
11-19-2008, 09:09 AM
"The Old Progressive Liberal Heathen Call "Seperation of Church And State' fails !"

"The display of our material motto, 'In God We Trust,' on state license plates has found deep support among our fellow citizens," said Attorney General Steve Carter in a statement released Monday. “So often when there is a reference to a supreme being in the public arena, objections are made. With the court’s ruling, those objections have failed and the Legislature's will has been sustained."

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Court of Appeals issued a ruling Monday that affirmed Indiana's "In God We Trust" plates are constitutional.

The appeals court upheld an earlier trial court judgment against the ACLU of Indiana, which claimed that motorists who ask for God plates get special treatment because they don't have to pay a $15 administrative fee charged for specialty plates.

In its decision, the appeals court affirmed that Indiana offers two alternatives to standard license plates and that the fee structure for those plates is "uniformly applicable to all similarly situated license plates."

Indiana also offers specialty license plates for organizations, which requires the $15 administrative fee, under state statute.

The court ruled that the "In God We Trust" plate, along with another, "Lincoln's Boyhood Home," are simply alternatives to the standard plate and that the fact that motorists who choose them aren't subject to the additional fee is not arbitrary.


http://www.theindychannel.com/news/17999573/detail.html

Odysseus
11-19-2008, 10:04 AM
The appeals court upheld an earlier trial court judgment against the ACLU of Indiana, which claimed that motorists who ask for God plates get special treatment because they don't have to pay a $15 administrative fee charged for specialty plates.

In the meantime, thefollowing religious activities within the United States were not subject to lawsuits by the ACLU:


• Fifty-year-old Yaser Abdel Said became the focus of a massive manhunt after he allegedly killed his teenage daughters Sarah and Amina — for dating boys against his will. Relatives say he tried to marry off Amina in his native Egypt when she was 16, and he hasn't been seen since the girls were shot to death on New Year's Day.

• Zein Isa, a Palestinian terrorist who lived in St. Louis, was convicted of killing his daughter Palestina in 1989. Investigators say he was furious she had a black boyfriend, went to a school dance and got a job at Wendy's. Palestina's mother held her down as Isa plunged a 9-inch knife into his daughter's chest, actions the FBI picked up on a microphone as they investigated Isa for his terrorist ties.

• Waheed Mohammad, a 22-year-old immigrant from Afghanistan, was shamed by his sister, who he thought was a "bad Muslim girl." At his mother's behest, investigators say, he tried to "stop" his sister, stabbing her multiple times, though she survived and spoke to FOX News. (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,391531,00.html)

• Phoenix Imam Tells Muslims To Disregard U.S. Laws (http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=29545)
by Robert Spencer
“A Muslim must try his best to abide by the rulings of Sharia [Islamic law] whenever possible as much as he can. He should not allow himself to be liable to those western laws that contradict the clear-cut Islamic rulings.” The rulings of Sharia, mind you, include stoning for adultery, amputation of the hand for theft, and institutionalized discrimination against women and non-Muslims. But the speaker was not some fanatic Wahhabi in Saudi Arabia; it was the Phoenix-based imam Omar Shahin, president of the North American Imams Foundation. This is probably one reason why, as The Arizona Republic (http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/news/articles/2008/11/16/20081116scrutiny1116.html) reported Monday, the FBI has stepped up scrutiny of Shahin and other Muslim leaders in Phoenix. (Best quote in the AZ Republic article: "Civil libertarians, Muslim advocates and Valley imams all point out that even extreme political views don't equate to potential violence.")

• Islamic Law Comes to the Phoenix Airport (http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=28336)
by Robert Spencer
Score another victory for the stealth jihad: Phoenix’s Sky Harbor International Airport, where the janitorial firm GCA Services recently instituted a new uniform that featured pants. But thirty Somali Muslim women who work for GSA Services protested: up to that point they had been allowed to wear skirts, and they thought that pants offended against the modesty Islam mandates for women. With help from the Council on American-Islamic Relations, this week they won permission to forgo the new uniform and wear skirts on the job.

• Muslims Learn Again That Violent Intimidation Works (http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=27996)
by Robert Spencer
Random House paid $100,000 for The Jewel of Medina, Sherry Jones’ racy historical novel about Muhammad and his nine-year-old wife, Aisha, only to withdraw the book just days before its scheduled August 12 publication date. Random House deputy publisher Thomas Perry explained that they decided to drop the book after receiving, “from credible and unrelated sources, cautionary advice not only that the publication of this book might be offensive to some in the Muslim community, but also that it could incite acts of violence by a small, radical segment.” They decided “to postpone publication for the safety of the author, employees of Random House, booksellers and anyone else who would be involved in distribution and sale of the novel.”

Apparently, the mention of God in a public place offends the ACLU's sensitivities, but the violent, forced submission to Allah doesn't seem to be high on their radar.

megimoo
11-19-2008, 10:10 AM
In the meantime, thefollowing religious activities within the United States were not subject to lawsuits by the ACLU:



Apparently, the mention of God in a public place offends the ACLU's sensitivities, but the violent, forced submission to Allah doesn't seem to be high on their radar.The ACLU was founded by Stalinist Communists ,What would you expect !Old Joe Mc Carthy had 'it' right !!

noonwitch
11-19-2008, 01:24 PM
In God We Trust is on our money, so I don't see a problem with the motto being on license plates.

Odysseus
11-19-2008, 02:32 PM
In God We Trust is on our money, so I don't see a problem with the motto being on license plates.

Had they won this case, they would have followed up with a suit for removal of the phrase from our money.