Militant atheists Michael Newdow is back in the courtroom arguing that "In
“God is not a dirty word,” said Becket lawyer Diana Verm. In his line of argument, Newdow is also arguing that every federal reference to God discriminates against his own belief that there is no God. He compares “In God We Trust” to the maintenance of “separate but equal” public facilities for white and African Americans in pre-1960s southern U.S. states.
“How can you not compare those?” argues Newdow. “What is the difference there? Both of them [whites and blacks] got equal water. They both had access. It was government saying that it's OK to separate out these two people on the basis of race. Here we're saying it's OK to separate two people on the basis of their religious beliefs.”