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    Pa. House gets bill to post 'In God We Trust' in schools

    Pa. House gets bill to post 'In God We Trust' in schools - abc27 WHTM

    Pa. House gets bill to post 'In God We Trust' in schools


    HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) - A bill that would require Pennsylvania's public school districts to display "In God We Trust" in all public school buildings has cleared its first legislative hurdle.
    House Bill 1728 was reported out of the House Education Committee by a 14-9 vote Wednesday.
    Personally, I kinda agree with some commentary I heard on this, from a local talk radio host.

    To paraphrase him: "I have a problem with the "required" part. If it said "allowed" instead, I'd be fine with it."
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    Re: Pa. House gets bill to post 'In God We Trust' in schools

    I don't really see a need to make it "required" but I would be fine with allowing it. If anything, nothing should be hindering a school right now from putting "in God we trust" on the school.
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    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I don't really see a need to make it "required" but I would be fine with allowing it. If anything, nothing should be hindering a school right now from putting "in God we trust" on the school.
    "In God we trust" on a public school is state endorsement of religion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    "In God we trust" on a public school is state endorsement of religion.
    It's not, and it's also on our money which is legal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    It's not, and it's also on our money which is legal.
    It shouldn't be.
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    Re: Pa. House gets bill to post 'In God We Trust' in schools

    Surely requiring it violates the free exercise of irreligion.

    Personally, I'd like to see the phrase written in all the schools in Arabic, and see how the people who supported it react.
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    Re: Pa. House gets bill to post 'In God We Trust' in schools

    Here's a different article on the same event: Pennsylvania bill would require schools to post 'In God We Trust' motto | PennLive.com

    I goes into a bit more detail, I think.
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    Re: Pa. House gets bill to post 'In God We Trust' in schools

    Why would "In God we Trust" be required to be placed on public school buildings? What possible purpose could such an edict serve?

    Sounds to me like the Christian Right trying to pick a fight.
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    Re: Pa. House gets bill to post 'In God We Trust' in schools

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    "In God we trust" on a public school is state endorsement of religion.
    Which religion?

    Reading the context of why the want to do it, it doesn't endorse a religion since it is a motto. However, what I do have a problem with is the "required" part. In addition to that, I would like to ask them "Why in this economy is it necessary to prioritize THIS over anything else?". They say they are doing it for "patriotism", but wouldn't patriotism be best served on some other endeavor to actually help the people?

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    Re: Pa. House gets bill to post 'In God We Trust' in schools

    I would support this if they added: 'All others must pay cash.'

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