Thursday, November 9, 2017

Atheist Immigrant Sues Government For Having 'So Help Me God' in Citizenship Oath

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What you are about to read will make you dumber. For that we apologize.
Olga Paule Perrier-Bilbo is a French citizen who has lived in Scituate, Mass., since 2000. She says she has twice applied for U.S. citizenship and now she's ready to become an American.
There's just one problem. She doesn't want to say the last four words of the citizenship oath. As an atheist, she objects to "So help me God," claiming that the phrase violates her right to religious freedom.
So she filed a lawsuit.
“By its very nature, an oath that concludes “so help me God” is asserting that God exists,” says the lawsuit, filed in federal court on Thursday. “Accordingly, the current oath violates the first ten words of the Bill of Rights, and to participate in a ceremony which violates that key portion of the United States Constitution is not supporting or defending the Constitution as the oath demands.”
Here's where the story veers into stupid.
In 2009, Perrier-Bilbo was offered the chance to recite a modified oath, one which did not include “so help me God." Say the oath, become an American.
But she doesn't want that. She says that reciting the modified oath would make her “feel less than a full new citizen.”
Read the rest from Joseph Curl HERE.

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