“In God We Trust” in All Florida Public Schools

In God We Trust

After rejecting a ban on assault weapons and declaring porn a health risk, the same lawmakers of the Florida House of Representatives approved the bill (HB 839) which requires all public schools to post the state motto “In God We Trust” in a conspicuous place, in a 97-10 vote. Third time lucky!

This reaction came after the Mass shooting in Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and the lawmakers’ idea is that putting a sign will prevent more gun violence.

Kim Daniels, a Jacksonville Democrat who runs her own ministry, said Florida needed the legislation, given the goings on in the state. Tampa Bay Times reports:

“He is not a Republican or a Democrat. He is not black or white,” Daniels said. “He is the light, and our schools need light in them like never before.” She spoke directly of the school shooting, and said it’s no secret that the state has “gun issues” that must be addressed. “But the real thing that needs to be addressed are issues of the heart,” Daniels said.

She mentioned video games as an example, saying children are being trained to become virtual assassins. Things might be getting so bad, Daniels suggested, that people will come to realize problems are much larger than politics. "We cannot put God in a closet when the issues we face are bigger than us," she said, urging colleagues to back the bill.

Is this is just another example of how things are incorrectly addressed.  Some may think it looks like hypocrisy to reject a ban on assault weapons and then try to solve the shooting problem with four words on a sign. Maybe this is just an opportunity for some politicians to push religion back in public schools?

“In God We Trust” is a state motto in United States, but it is a sign about Christianity. It sounds strange that a secular state, like United States, has religious motto; but this sign promotes God and it says that we all should trust in God. For some politicians it is a sign that will make students in public schools safer, maybe it will make armed attackers to change their mind and disarm themselves when they read this sign from a conspicuous place.

Photo Credits: Florida Daily Post

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