A George Washington myth bites the dust: There's no eyewitness documentation he ever added "So help me God" to the end of his constitutionally prescribed oath of office.

The oath is in the news now that California atheist activist Michael Newdow – last seen in the headlines trying to knock "Under God" out of the Pledge of Allegiance (full story) – is suing to drive all mention of God out of Barack Obama's inauguration Jan. 20. A U.S. District Court judge will hear the case next week.

Read the full story at http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2009-01-07-washington-oath_N.htm

Visit Michael Newdow's official website at http://www.restorethepledge.com/

 

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