Come the start of the new school year, all school buildings in Florida will have to conspicuously display the national motto “In God We Trust.”
Thanks to a sweeping education bill signed into law in March by Gov. Rick Scott according to WPTV, children will now be educated and exposed to “this great motto, which is a part of this country’s foundation,” Florida Democratic House member from Jacksonville Kimberly Daniels said. Daniels, who moonlights as a preacher, sponsored the bill to display the motto in all schools.
The law states: “Each district school board shall adopt rules to require, in all of the schools of the district and in each building used by the district school board, the display of the state motto, ‘In God We Trust,’ designated under s. 15.0301, in a conspicuous place.”
“Something so great should not be hidden,” Daniels told the Orlando Sentinel in March.
“This motto has been part of our history, it’s been part of our nation,” added Chris Walker, a Lake County pastor, who testified in Tallahassee for the bill. “The principles that we stand on, and our forefathers created, was in God we trust.”
Andy Reid of the Sun Sentinel said the push to get “In God We Trust” signs in all schools was part of the Florida Legislature’s response to the Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland which left 17 people dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Leonardo Blair