ACLU Sues On Behalf of Atheist Who Opposed 'In God We Trust' display

 A self-proclaimed atheist who was recently removed from a city council meeting in Missouri after objecting to an “In God We Trust” display is now getting some help from the ACLU.

 The American Civil Liberties Union's Missouri chapter announced a lawsuit Thursday, claiming that officials in Wentzville, a St. Louis suburb, violated Sally Hunt's First Amendment rights.

 Hunt, of Maryland Heights, was forcibly removed from the Feb. 14 meeting after opposing the “In God We Trust” sign, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

By Lukas Mikelionis | Fox News 2018- “The right to disagree with public officials without retribution is at the heart of a thriving democracy,” the civil liberties group said in a statement. “Just because a public official does not like what someone says about his decision it does not give him the right to intimidate someone or censor constitutionally protected speech.”

 

Hunt posted a video of her confrontation with the council. It shows a police officer asking her to leave. City officials denied she was removed because of her opinions, claiming instead that she exceeded her speaking-time limits and was being disruptive.

‘IN GOD WE TRUST’ SIGN GETS LOUD SUPPORT AMID OUTSIDERS’ OPPOSITION

The “In God We Trust” motto display has been on the council dais since November, but Hunt -- who lives about 27 miles away from Wentzville -- contends it doesn't belong there.

in god we trust sign pic Twitter

The display of "In God We Trust" motto on the Wentzville council podium sparked protests from anti-religion groups.  (Twitter)

“It’s offensive to a lot of people. I’m outspoken about it but there are a lot of people like me that are afraid to speak out publicly,” Hunt said at the meeting, according to KMOV-TV. “It says ‘In God We Trust’ when it should say ‘In God some of us trust.”

Wentzville Mayor Nick Guccione said at the council meeting that before the sign – paid for by private funds – was put on display, he consulted with legal expert and the city’s board voted in favor of posting it. 

At a rally last month, hundreds of supporters seemed to agree.

“The overwhelming majority is in support of what we’ve done,” he said. “I don’t understand why it is offensive, but you can’t please everybody. I will not take it down. I will stand strong on it. I do believe it’s our national motto and it promotes patriotism.”

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The ACLU is Anti-Christian Lawyers Union!!

 Yep got that right, funny though how they the media seem to all ways leave out George Soros as one of the leading founders, if not the owner of the ACLU.

 Nice, real nice, and it figures.

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The hotel staff found Smith with a black plastic bag on his head. He was trying to obtain Hillary Clinton’s lost emails.

UPDATE: Mueller and Congressional investigators have interviewed Smith’s acquaintances several times. Our sources say there is much more to this story.

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Peter W. Smith, a Republican political activist and financier from Chicago who mounted an effort to obtain former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails from Russian hackers, died on May 14 after asphyxiating himself in a hotel room in Rochester, Minn., according to local authorities. He was 81 years old.

Mr. Smith’s body was found by a hotel clerk in the Aspen Suites hotel, located across the street from the Mayo Clinic, according to a Rochester Police Department report. An associate of Mr. Smith said that he had recently visited the clinic. A representative for the facility wouldn’t confirm if Mr. Smith was a patient.

Mr. Smith died about 10 days after an interview with The Wall Street Journal in which he recounted his attempts to acquire what he believed were thousands of emails stolen from Mrs. Clinton’s private email server. He implied that Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, then serving as the senior national security adviser to presidential candidate Donald Trump, was aware of his efforts…

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A 33-year-old lefty from Cambridge, Massachusetts named Brandon Ziobrowski was arrested Thursday after offering anyone on Twitter $500 to kill ICE agents.

Ziobrowski also expressed his desire to slit John McCain’s throat in several tweets.

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A Massachusetts man was arrested in New York on Thursday after trying to hire a hit man on Twitter to kill ICE agents for $500 and sharing his desire to slit the throat of Sen. John McCain, federal officials said.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts said that Brandon Ziobrowski, 33, from Cambridge, Mass. was charged with one count of use of interstate and foreign commerce to transmit a threat and injure another person for the alleged Twitter posts this year.

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Federal officials said Ziobrowski in March started tweeting threatening messages against federal agents that work for ICE.

On July 2, the 33-year-old allegedly tweeted: “I am broke but will scrounge and literally give $500 to anyone who kills ICE agent. @me seriously who else can pledge get in on this lets make this work.”

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