Reading Time: 5 minutes The Texas lawmaker who sponsored the bill requiring public schools to display donated “In God We Trust” posters has finally realized there are massive loopholes in the law, including one that could allow signs in Arabic, and he’s desperately trying to fix a problem of his own creation. It’s not the first time he hasn’t […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes Atheist activist Chaz Stevens plans to mess with Texas. On Friday, I wrote about a new state law there, passed in 2021 but getting renewed focus in the new school year, that requires public schools to display “In God We Trust” posters as long as they’re donated or paid for by outside groups (no taxpayer […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes ***Update*** (Aug. 21): Chaz Stevens, an atheist activist known for his often clever stunts, plans to donate the following poster to various public schools. It appears to fit all the legal requirements for the poster… but since there’s nothing in the law requiring “In God We Trust” to be written in English, Stevens is opting […]
Reading Time: 6 minutes Since its adoption as the national motto in 1956, the inclusion of the phrase “In God We Trust” on the American national currency has faced legal challenges, leading to unlikely judicial claims about the phrase’s secular intent and meaning. In response to a lawsuit against the government in 1970, the Ninth Circuit ruled that “It […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes Our national motto is “In God We Trust.” Not only does it disenfranchise non-Christians, it steps on the Constitution. When pressed, Christian supporters admit the problem. We must return to E Pluribus Unum.
Reading Time: 3 minutes You knew it was too good to last. Two weeks ago, in Haven, Kansas, the city council asked the local police department to remove the “In God We Trust” decals from vehicles and to stop using their official Facebook page to promote Christianity. Council member Sandra Williams raising concerns about it, correctly noting that those […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes If you visit the Facebook page of the Haven Police Department in Kansas, which oversees a rural town just outside of Wichita, you might wonder if it was being run by a government agency or a local church. That’s because it posts things like this, promoting Christianity in overt ways: Another post quotes Psalm 46:1: […]