After Ben Carson Tweets “In God We Trust” Support, Atheists Push Back with “E Pluribus Unum” Selfies

The other night, Dr. Ben Carson tweeted his support of the phrase “In God We Trust,” in response to news that atheist Michael Newdow was leading a team of people (mostly atheists) in a lawsuit to get the phrase off U.S. currency.


I stand against the liberal progressives who filed a lawsuit in Ohio to take “In God We Trust” off of our currency.

Ben Carson. Taking a bold stand in favor of what most people already think. Very courageous.

Anyway, The Original Motto Project, a group with the intention of restoring “E Pluribus Unum” as our national motto, is urging people to take selfies holding a sign with that phrase.


We thought is would be a great idea to have our own spot to show support for E Pluribus Unum. If you want to submit your own photo email it to or tag us on Facebook or Twitter #EPUselfie

It’s one way to push back against a religious motto that never should have become our motto or made its way onto our money.

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Hemant Mehta is the editor of Friendly Atheist, appears on the Atheist Voice channel on YouTube, and co-hosts the uniquely-named Friendly Atheist Podcast. You can read much more about him here.