Yes, the ruling has come down: God will be allowed at the inauguration of our president on Tuesday. It violates our constitutional rights a group of atheists had decided, and subsequently filed an injunction against the use of the words “So help me, God” during the swearing-in of President-elect Barack Obama. But references to God are okay U. S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton has decided as he refused to grant an injunction preventing such references. Walton ruled that he did not have the power to prevent Obama from making such references or from inviting ministers on stage to offer prayers.
The group of atheists, led by Californian Michael A. Newdow, failed in similar lawsuits to remove prayer from President Bush’s swearing-in ceremonies in 2001 and 2005.
Welcome, God as our 44th president takes office. Welcome to our country, to our streets, our cities and hamlets. Welcome to our halls of government. We need you, God. We desperately need you.