Author Topic: Florida House approves bill to post “In God We Trust” in all public schools  (Read 1033 times)



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With the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High shooting still looming large, its students in the Capitol to lobby for gun controls, the Florida House overwhelmingly passed a measure Wednesday its sponsor said aimed at bringing "light" to the schools.

The bill (HB 839) would require all public schools to post the state motto, "In God We Trust," in a "conspicuous place."

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As part of Florida's sweeping new K-12 education law, Gov. Rick Scott mandated that all public schools post the state motto — "In God We Trust" — in a prominent location for all to see.

Atheists of Florida wants to help.

In a Monday morning email, the Tampa-based group offered to provide signs with the saying free of charge to all of Florida's more than 4,000 public schools.

Its support would help offset any cost of the requirement, which the Legislature did not fund, while also filling an educational need, executive director Judy Adkins explained.

"We want to help educate about the First Amendment and the establishment clause, as well as about the diversity in our country," Adkins said.


Conservatives want to shove God down everyone's throat, and atheists want to oblige, in their own way. I doubt they'll be allowed to contribute the signs, though.


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Soon the national motto that'll be printed on our money will be "In GOP We Trust."

Offline SGOS

Trusting in God will make it a lot easier when the next gunman leaves a trail of dead bodies after he shoots up a school.

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Trusting in God will make it a lot easier when the next gunman leaves a trail of dead bodies after he shoots up a school.
But it's cheaper than doing something, doing anything at all.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
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Offline Baruch

It is the Florida State motto.  Cuban refugees are usually Catholic.  It is also a bit of Lincolnesque piety that ties in with his invention of the Thanksgiving holiday.  This was pushed again in the 1950s, because as anyone knows, holding money with this causes the hands of Soviet spies and American traitors to burn with fire ;-)  And why at that time the Pledge was modified to exclude atheists.

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Fucking Florida. What a shithole state.
"Oh, wearisome condition of humanity,
Born under one law, to another bound;
Vainly begot, and yet forbidden vanity,
Created sick, commanded to be sound."
--Fulke Greville

Offline Baruch

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Fucking Florida. What a shithole state.

I tend to agree.  I hear the German cockroaches are fearless and as big as VW busses.
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BA BA DA BA DA DA, THAT'S FLORIDA!

Why not just put up a sign, "Thoughts and prayers", and walk away?
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
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Trusting in God will make it a lot easier when the next gunman leaves a trail of dead bodies after he shoots up a school.
He let you down before and he’ll let you down again ;-)
not expecting god to show up, but if he does we’re going to have to beat the prick up.

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Trusting in God will make it a lot easier when the next gunman leaves a trail of dead bodies after he shoots up a school.
He said he wouldn't come  in your mouth last time, too.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

Offline PickelledEggs

You know what? Let them fucking put the "In god we trust" in schools. This will help eliminate the "they took god out of schools" bitching and moaning, every time a school tragedy happens in that state.

Maybe once something happens again, they'll realize they actually need to do something that will actively prevent, rather than insisting on their thoughts and prayers
"Tell Pilate to release the files!!!" - Bill Hicks
"I have an open mind, but not so open that my brains will fall out" -James Randi
"One who truly hates himself cannot love, he cannot place his trust in another." - NGE

If they get God back in school how long before they refuse to let atheists attend?
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

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You know what? Let them fucking put the "In god we trust" in schools. This will help eliminate the "they took god out of schools" bitching and moaning, every time a school tragedy happens in that state.
I agree.  And it should be translated into other languages for the benefit of people who are more comfortable with a language other than english.  In Dieu we trust.  In Gott we trust.  In Allah we trust...

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I agree.  And it should be translated into other languages for the benefit of people who are more comfortable with a language other than english.  In Dieu we trust.  In Gott we trust.  In Allah we trust...

Google Translate is your friend ... Nous croyons en Dieu, Wir vertrauen in Gott, nathiq fi allah ...
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I agree.  And it should be translated into other languages for the benefit of people who are more comfortable with a language other than english.  In Dieu we trust.  In Gott we trust.  In Allah we trust...
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

 

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