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Chicago man loses battle to remove “In God We Trust” from U.S. money

Chicago man loses battle to remove “In God We Trust” from U.S. money

A Chicago man and a self-described satanist lost his latest battle to have “In God We Trust” removed from U.S. money. Kenneth Mayle, 36, filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S government back in May 2017 arguing that carrying the currency forces him to spread a religious message that is against his beliefs. A judge tossed the case, but Mayle appealed. Last week, the federal appeals court backed the lower court’s decision. They explained their decision stating “a reasonable observer would not perceive the motto on currency as a religious endorsement”. The ruling states “The inclusion of the motto on currency is similar to other ways in which secular symbols give a nod to the nation’s religious heritage”. Mayle disagrees with this statement and is considering pursuing further legal action.