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Wed Jan 30, 2019, 04:53 AM

Senator says push to put 'In God We Trust' in public schools isn't about religion [View all]

"In God We Trust" first appeared on United States currency in 1864, at the height of the Civil War, before it was adopted as the national motto during the advent of the Cold War in 1956.

The text, which is part of the little-sung fourth verse of the "Star-Spangled Banner," appears in the U.S. House of Representatives and on the outside of the U.S. Senate chamber.

It didn't appear in impossible-to-miss, giant block lettering above the Adams County Treasurer's Office in Hastings until late 2018, however.

"I think, for the most part, everyone's been fine with it," said Melanie Curry, who just began a second term as the Adams County treasurer.

Read more: https://journalstar.com/news/local/education/senator-says-push-to-put-in-god-we-trust-in/article_7839a4ee-1ecb-5a2c-8dd5-c69964c5e9b1.html



Atheists, non-believers say 'In God We Trust' has no place in Nebraska classrooms



Call it an act of God or don't that a Tuesday snowstorm kept would-be testifiers on a bill requiring "In God We Trust" from filling up the Legislature's Education Committee hearing room.

In a marathon 2 1/2-hour hearing, all but two of the dozen people who testified on the first day of committee work called Sen. Steve Erdman's bill (LB73) a naked attempt to inject religion into Nebraska's public school system.

Erdman's proposal would require the national motto adopted by Congress in 1956 to be hung in all classrooms or school common areas.

It also allows schools to solicit private donations for the project, and, through an amendment, gives schools the option to ask the Nebraska Attorney General to defend them in court if they are sued over the signage rather than requiring the attorney general's participation.

Read more: https://journalstar.com/news/local/education/atheists-non-believers-say-in-god-we-trust-has-no/article_4e141ce5-8162-52bd-ad66-15ecb1795b60.html

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