The author of the article should also have noted that the words "In God We Trust" on U.S. currency were also added during the Cold War (although they were used intermittently on a few coins in the Civil War too).
And most hilariously:
Sen. Kit Bond, R-Mo., was one of many lawmakers who immediately reacted in anger and shock to the ruling.The Founding Fathers, of all people for him to invoke - they were spinning in their graves when the words "under God" and "In God We Trust" were added in the first place. And the Presidential Oath of Office? The Constitution provides the words for the Presidential Oath of Office verbatim, as the Founding Parental Units intended. It reads:
"Our Founding Fathers must be spinning in their graves. This is the worst kind of political correctness run amok," Bond said. "What's next? Will the courts now strip 'so help me God' from the pledge taken by new presidents?"
Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation:--'I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.' [U.S. Constitution, Article II, Section 1]Which reminds me, while we're on the topic, I think it was who recently reminded me of the Separation of State and Church Quiz from the Freedom From Religion Foundation. Go take it.