Tennessee Public Schools Pass Law Requiring ‘In God We Trust’ Motto To Be displayed

Students have just begun to head back to class in Tennessee and a new bill signed into law by Governor Haslam in April is making the motto ‘In God We Trust’ a requirement in all public schools.

The law passed with an overwhelming vote for it but it has caused some controversy from some who do not like the law. Mike Durham lives in Knoxville, and doesn’t think it’s fair for the kids who may not share the same beliefs as others.

“I think if you put one religious statement up, you should have to put up a religious statement for everyone that goes to that school, or none at all,” Durham said.

“I think it excludes people that don’t believe in the Christian God,” Mike Durham of Knoxville said.

Representative Susan Lynn fully supports and voted for the bill recently said this:

“Our national motto is on our money. It’s on our license plates. It’s part of our national anthem. Our national motto and founding documents are the cornerstone of freedom, and we should teach our children about these things.”

10 News reports.

“Many people on social media fully support the idea of displaying the motto in schools. That support carries over to South Knoxville Elementary where they have a sign up and the principal has plans to put up a bigger, more permanent display soon. The Knox County Schools Public Affairs Director said they have provided each school with a poster for the schools to use if they wish.”



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