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Friday, 8 November 2013

I don’t know what happened here! School rejects ‘In God We Trust’ posters

“In God We Trust” maybe the official motto of the United States, however school officials in western North Carolina say it has no business in classrooms.
A spokesman for the school district told the Watauga Democrat newspaper that “In God We Trust” was banned on the advice of their legal counsel. They feared someone could see the poster and construe the district was promoting religion.
 “How is that promoting religion?” he asked me. “It doesn’t say anything about Jesus. I could understand if it was a Bible verse – but it’s ‘In God We Trust.’”
Cornejo, who is the pastors of Mount Paran Baptist Church in Deep Gap, N.C. suspect that the school board is wary of militant anti-Christian bigots and their army of legal minions – poised to attack God-fearing Americans with lawsuits.
Now most folks in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina are conservative and patriotic. A neighboring county has the posters in every classroom in the district.
The American Legion’s quest to promote the nation’s motto is part of a statewide campaign. They want “In God We Trust” posters in every school and every business in the state. So far more than 185 businesses in Watauga County have agreed to hang the posters – each one framed free of charge by the American Legion.

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