Today, the U.S. Supreme Court denied certiorari in a case challenging the use of “In God We Trust” on national currency, leaving in place the 8th Circuit’s dismissal of the suit.
Last week, South Dakota became the latest state to enact legislation requiring public schools to post prominently the motto “In God We Trust” on school grounds.
In a statement opposing Project Blitz and similar legislative proposals, a coalition including the BJC decried recent efforts to use government institutions to promote a Christian perspective.
“In God We Trust” legislation aims to be a harmless way to reference the importance of religion in society. But Bill Leonard warns: people of faith should not mistake the motto for an act of faith.
A bill proposed in the Indiana Senate would require “In God We Trust” to be posted in every school classroom. From a church-state perspective, that may be the least controversial provision.