At least one spectator attending President George W. Bush's inauguration Jan. 20 won't be bowing his head when Protestant ministers offer blessings before and after the ceremony. In fact, atheist Michael Newdow would prefer that the pastors not recite prayers at the inaugural at all -- and he has filed a First Amendment lawsuit to stop them. Newdow made headlines last year for challenging before the Supreme Court the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Atheist Newdow Challenges Prayer at Inauguration
January 11, 2005