Kern County Gives ‘In God We Trust’ Posters Free Reign
Church and State
Tracking the story that broke last night about a California school board voting on a proposal to allow posters bearing copies of historical documents and the words, “In God We Trust,” TheScroogeReport learned today that the trustees approved the measure 4-1.
The measure passed despite the board’s president saying that the posters were reflecting a “spiritual agenda.”
This from FOXNews.com:
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Trustees of the largest high school district in the country voted 4-1 Monday night to mandate displays bearing the nation’s motto — “In God We Trust” — and other historical documents in over 2,300 district classrooms and offices.
The display of the Constitution, Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights will be included in the posters approved by district trustees in Bakersfield, Calif. Monday night.
Kern County High School District trustee Chad Vegas initially proposed the measure as a way of promoting patriotism. But the idea sparked a contentious debate.
“I’m exteremely pleased the measure passed and was in fact expanded beyond what I had originally proposed,” said Vegas...