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This Atheist Immigrant is Suing the U.S. to Remove "So Help Me God" from Citizenship Oath

Victoria Neffinger : Nov 8, 2017 :

She is filing the lawsuit despite the fact that she was given the choice of using an alternative phrase in a private citizenship ceremony.

(Washington, DC)— [] A French immigrant and atheist who is living in Massachusetts has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government, arguing that the phrase "so help me God," which is included in the oath to obtain U.S. citizenship, violates the Establishment Clause of the U.S. Constitution. (Photo: New U.S. citizens hold American flags as they take the oath of citizenship during a naturalization ceremony beneath the Statue of Liberty during ceremonies marking the 125th anniversary of the Statue at Liberty Island in New York/Reuters/Mike Segar/via

"By its very nature, an oath that concludes 'so help me God' is asserting that God exists," says the lawsuit, as reported by The Christian Post. "Accordingly, the current oath violates the first 10 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."

Olga Paule Perrier-Bilbo, who is filing the lawsuit, claims...

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