plaintiff claims people who don't believe in God face 'constant discrimination'
A lawsuit filed in federal court in San Antonio demands that a federal judge declare unequivocally from the bench that God does not exist.
1200 WOAI news reports that David Dornack, a San Antonio carpenter, is seeking relief under federal non-discrimination laws, claiming that he has been repeatedly and unfairly discriminated against because he does not believe in God.
"I know God doesn't exist, and I live in a country that is shoving this lie down everybody's throat," Dornack told 1200 WOAI news.
Dornack says God is an 'imaginary cartoon,' as he put it, 'just like Mickey Mouse only far more dangerous,' and it is time that the federal courts acknowledge it.
Dornack says if U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia agrees to his demand, that would begin the process of removing God from all parts of the public realm, from removing 'In God we Trust' from our money, to ending the process of swearing to tell the truth in court by God's name.
"You swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God?" he asked. "Where the hell did this start?"
Dornack's lawsuit says the case is 'the culmination of along history of abuses' by the federal government against him, which is based on the fact that society believes in God and he doesn't.
"On several occasions my rights have been violated as a direct result of his knowledge that God does not exist."
The lawsuit also demands that several federal agencies, which he says exist only because the U.S. government believes in God. These agencies include the FBI, the Internal Revenue Service, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Fireworks, and Explosives, and the Drug Enforcement Agency.
So far, no hearing date has been set for the lawsuit.