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'I don't want Jesus riding on my car': Atheists sue Mississippi​ over 'In God We Trust' license plates


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Atheists in Mississippi are suing the state over its new license plates — which display the phrase, "In God We Trust" — arguing that their First Amendment rights are being violated. One group is even arguing that the phrase is rooted in "deep hostility" toward atheists.

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On Tuesday, separation of church and state watchdog organization American Atheists, the Mississippi Humanist Association, and three atheist Mississippi residents filed a lawsuit against the state's commissioner of revenue, Chris Graham, for allegedly trampling on the rights of nonreligious residents by forcing them to display the national motto on their personal vehicles.

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