On March 21, Tennessee lawmakers passed a bill that would require “In God We Trust” to be displayed “in a prominent location in each school.” Some more reasonable lawmakers suggested that making the display a requirement might be a little too much. Representative Lynn, who originally sponsored the legislation, disagreed. In the video below, you can hear her argument for keeping the verbiage (shall vs. may), which makes displaying the motto a requirement.
Lynn is the same representative who argued that an amendment requiring the secular motto E Pluribus Unum to be displayed alongside “In God We Trust” constituted a “hostile” attack on her bill.
The “In God We Trust” bill is currently awaiting the governor’s signature.
Can you say “paranoid theocracy”?