School Trustee: ‘In God We Trust’ Reflects a Spiritual Agenda
Church and State
Vote is tonight. TheScroogeReport is tracking this one.
This from FOX News:
Trustees of a school district in Bakersfield, Calif., will decide Monday night whether to allow posters bearing the nation’s motto — “In God We Trust” — and other historical documents to be displayed in classrooms.
The display of posters of the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights will also be voted on Monday night.
Kern County High School District trustee Chad Vegas initially proposed the measure as a way of promoting patriotism. But the idea has sparked a contentious debate.
Board President Bob Hampton, a former teacher in the district, told The L.A. Times that he’ll vote against the posters because they reflect a “spiritual agenda.”
“The spiritual side of students belongs at home and at church, not in the educational system,” Hampton said.