Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Suit Seeks To Remove "So Help Me God" From Citizenship Oath

According to a press release yesterday from the Raelian Movement, a French national living in Massachusetts who is seeking to become a U.S. citizen has filed suit in federal district court seeking to have the phrase "So help me God" stricken from the citizenship oath.  Olga Paule Perrier-Bilbo is an atheist and says that the required oath violates her religious free exercise rights.  Perrier-Bilbo is represented by activist Michael Newdow who has filed suits in the past seeking to have mention of God removed from currency, the Pledge of Allegiance and the Presidential oath.