Back in April, the legislature of Arkansas enacted Act 911, which mandates that, if funds are made available through donations, the motto “In God We Trust” be displayed in public schools. In response, American Atheists wrote a letter to all 262 school district superintendents in Arkansas threatening litigation if they complied with the law.
The Freedom from Religion Foundation has sent a letter requesting that the Atlanta, Texas Police Department remove the phrase “One City Under God” from their patrol vehicles. According to the letter, obtained by The Original Motto Project, the Atlanta City Council authorized the phrase to be place on patrol vehicles back in November of last […]
One of the most difficult parts of fighting the battle with In God We Trust is that we always seem to be playing catch-up. Usually, we discover another sheriff or police department has added IGWT to their vehicles after they announce it. Usually, we come across it on Facebook or if we stumble on a local […]
Editor’s note: There have been several cases over the years concering In God We Trust as our national motto. This series of posts is meant as a general guide to those cases, but should not be taken to be expert legal advice. The following is a guest post by Scott McKeller Aronow v. United States […]
The following is a guest post by Scott McKeller The proponents of IGWT decals on police cars bring up the same arguments over and over. It may be helpful to list some of the popular themes, together with brief rebuttals. (Disclaimer: these rebuttals are not the official position of anyone but myself.) The […]
“I got to admit, I was a little nervous,” laughs Jim Brown, “my wife was a little nervous for me, too.” When he found out that the Chief of Police in Nashville, Arkansas put In God We Trust decals on the department’s police cruisers, Jim decided he wasn’t going to take it lying down. “It’s […]
Over on PRWeb, a news distributing site, James Burns has posted an article entitled “In God We Trust” Expert Mike Fuljenz Admonishes Motto’s Critics. The article is written in response to an Associated Press article about the Childress, TX Police Department drawing criticism from The Freedom From Religion Foundation over their decision to put In […]
Image: Wikimedia Commons / Flickr To some, it might seem that a group like The Original Motto Project is frivolous or absurd. What, after all, is the actual harm done by In God We Trust? It’s just a bunch of silly stickers and plaques; do we not have anything better to worry about? The problem […]