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Atheist blogger: Georgia License Plates Will Not Have ‘In God We Trust’ on Them

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Hemant Mehta, writing on “The Friendly Atheist” blog, reports that:

“Church and State will remain separate on Georgia’s license plates thanks to all of you. Earlier this week, I mentioned that Georgia was having an online vote to decide it’s new license plate. And three of the eight entries had ‘In God We Trust’ printed on them. Well, there were enough complaints for the state to *ahem* clarify their policy.”

The final verse of the “Star-Spangled Banner” includes a variation of “In God We Trust,” which became the official motto of the United States of America. It appears on all U.S. coins and currency. 

The state of Georgia is still soliciting public input regarding its license tags.

CLICK HERE if you would like to participate in the Georgia on-line vote

CLICK HERE to read Mehta’s blog post



  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Brian Westley

    The final verse of the “Star-Spangled Banner” includes the declaration “In God We Trust”

    No, the final verse has “in god is our trust.”

    Who has a problem with the government being neutral and refraining from making religious statements, anyway?

  • Rob Kerby, Senior Editor

    Duly noted and correction made above.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment saadaya

    Religious people should stop trying to speak for everyone else. About 16 % of the plates should say ‘in god THEY trust’ instead of ‘in god WE trust’. Being credulous is not a unifying aspect of American culture.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Allan

    As the sign in the store said, “In God we trust–All others pay cash.” My Christian faith does not depend on what it says on my license plate, or my money, but on how I live my life. I find all this “public religion” is often a excuse for not actually living your faith.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment cknuck

    you can’t change the history of this country it is God in which we trusted to build and defend this nation.

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