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To:        National Legal Foundation Supporters
From:    Steven W. Fitschen, President
Re:        Desperate need to defend our religious heritage
Date:    December 6, 2002

Many times I have written to you and all of our other supporters about those who seek to "strip every vestige of religion from our public life." This is the most serious threat that we have seen in years!

Michael Newdow — the man who is trying to remove the words "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance — has a much larger agenda. He wants to stop legislative chaplains and stop prayers at public events such as presidential inaugurations.

He truly does want to strip every vestige of religion from our public life.

Some are calling him "perhaps the most important atheist in the world today." Others are calling him a hero.

Well, I don’t consider him a hero. BUT . . . I do consider you a hero. You — together with the National Legal Foundation’s staff and all of our other supporters — can stand up to this man. And that’s the definition of a hero — someone who will stand up for what is right and against what is wrong.

If Michael Newdow is the most important atheist in the world today, so be it. We fought Madelyn Murray O’Hair when she was "the most important atheist in the world." (In fact, she once sued us for $10 million!). And we will fight Michael Newdow now.

All that we need to win is your prayers and financial support. As we head into the holiday season, won’t you please consider a gift to help the National Legal Foundation stand up to this man who claims that his "lawsuit days are far from over"?

We will be defending religious expression in this country from this man for years. Please let me hear from you today.

We know how to win these battles. But we cannot put our expertise to use if we don’t have your financial support.

Thank you so much for helping us stay strong to defend the rights of all Christians!




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