Zion man Changes Name to "In God We Trust"
This took place in the city just south of the one I live in. I'm not sure how exactly to comment on it.
Steve Kreuscher is no more.
A Lake County judge granted permission to the Zion man Friday to officially change his name to "In God We Trust." That's "In God" as a first name and "We Trust" as a last name.
The 57-year-old artist and bus driver was ecstatic about the name change as he exited court Friday.
"I feel great. It's just like, yes!" We Trust said.
Check the history of Zion and you'll see that it was founded by a man who was either pious, a zealot or a nut job, depending on your point of view. In the recent past, the City Seal of Zion was subject of a Supreme Court case when someone sued to have a religious symbol removed from it (the city lost that one).
Some of the original residents and their descendants take their Christianity rather seriously, as proven by this story about Mr. We Trust.
The process to change his name took roughly three months. Throughout the course We Trust said he was looking for a sign from God that would let him know it was a good idea. He got it one day while adding up the expenses for the name change, which came out to roughly $600.
"I didn't want to use my own money because things are tight," said the father of four. "Three weeks later, I got my (tax) rebate check for $600."
To his credit I have seen more twisted rationale for weirder acts. I mean another man from my home town might have seen the $600 check as proof that God wanted him to get three lap dances at Milwaukee's On The Border.
Best wishes to Mr. We Trust in his life, faith and artistic pursuits.