Claim: New versions of the Lincoln Cent will omit the motto "In God We Trust."
Example: [Collected via e-mail, September 2007]
THIS IS WHAT OUR NEW PENNIES WILL LOOK LIKE.
THANKS TO THE ACLU AND OTHER SIMILAR GROUPS THE WORDS "IN GOD WE TRUST" HAVE BEEN REMOVED.
WHEN ARE WE AS AMERICANS, GOING TO SAY ENOUGH IS ENOUGH AND STOP BOWING DOWN TO THOSE THAT TAKE OUR BELIEFS AND RIGHTS AWAY FROM US?
IF WE DON'T ACT SOON THEY WILL HAVE THE WORD "GOD" COMPLETELY ELIMINATED FROM OUR LANGUGE.
THEY'VE ALREADY STOPPED SCHOOL PRAYER, PRAYER AT SPORTING EVENTS AND NOW FROM OUR CURRENCY.
WHAT'S NEXT? WILL THEY OUTLAW PRAYER IN CHURCH?
WILL THEY OUTLAW THE SELL OF BIBLES?
TIME TO SPEAK UP BEFORE THE THE BELIEFS OF A FEW BECOME THE LAW.
September 2007 the
Predictably (given similar inaccurate rumors about the new presidential dollar coins), the release of these preliminary designs in late 2007 prompted claims that the forthcoming updated versions of the Lincoln Cent were yet more evidence of an insidious atheist plot to remove the motto "In God We Trust" from
Ultimately, the four designs chosen by the U.S. Mint for issuance as part of the 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial One Cent Program represented, as shown below, Lincoln's birth and early childhood in Kentucky
his formative years in Indiana
Last updated: 12 February 2009
Associated Press. "Penny to Celebrate Lincoln's 200th, But How?" 25 September 2007. Associated Press. "New Penny Chronicles Lincoln's Humble Beginnings." 12 February 2009.