Doocy: Lawmaker who won’t pray in public shouldn’t use money with ‘In God We Trust’

By David Edwards
Friday, October 5, 2012 11:55 EDT
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Fox News co-host Steve Doocy
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Fox News co-host Steve Doocy on Friday suggested that Pennsylvania state lawmaker Babette Josephs (D) should not use U.S. currency that includes the words “In God We Trust” because she has said that she does not pray in public.

During a Pennsylvania House State Government Committee meeting on Wednesday, Josephs had declined to lead the Pledge of Allegiance because it included the words “under God.”

“Based on my First Amendment rights and based on the fact that I really think it’s a prayer,” she explained. “I don’t pray in public.”

Josephs said she had given up reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in 1954 and “I will not say it into the future unless they take those words out and make it less of a prayer.”

“I wonder if she refuses to use money because money has ‘In God We Trust’ on it?” Doocy wondered on Friday.

“Right, she just exchanges stuff,” co-host Brian Kilmeade giggled. “She uses the barter system.”

Watch this video from Fox News’ Fox & Friends, broadcast Oct. 5, 2012.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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