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Fri Mar 23, 2018, 01:40 AM

Tennessee lawmakers pass 'In God We Trust' school bill

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee lawmakers have passed a bill to require public schools to prominently display the national motto, "In God We Trust."

It would take effect immediately if Republican Gov. Bill Haslam signs it. The legislation passed the Senate unanimously and cleared the House in an 81-8 vote, with both chambers controlled by Republicans.

The measure requires schools to display the motto in a prominent location, either as a plaque, artwork, or in some other form.

Whether this motto represents an unconstitutional government endorsement of religion is a question that has invited legal challenges in other states with similar laws.

Read more: http://www.eagletribune.com/region/tennessee-lawmakers-pass-in-god-we-trust-school-bill/article_cd138cd2-f0a6-5730-8950-8e5526398e9b.html

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2018, 01:43 AM

1. How is this even constitutional? nt

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Fri Mar 23, 2018, 02:28 AM

2. Somebody let the ACLU and Freedom From Religion Foundation know, please! nt

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Fri Mar 23, 2018, 05:02 AM

3. FFRF has told me

legal challenges are difficult on this issue because the morons in the 1950s adopted this statement as the national motto. Because it's the "national motto", it's tough to make an argument based on separation of church and state. I contacted them regarding cops in Liberty, TX placing decals on the cop cars with that dumbass motto, and that's the response i got.

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