An Atheist-Friendly Oklahoma License Plate?

To the people of Oklahoma:

Want this license plate?

It hasn’t been made yet, but it could be.

To get license plates in Oklahoma with the phrase, “In Reason We Trust” 750 citizens of Oklahoma will need to agree to purchase the plate. This plate will be between $15 to $20. More information will be provided at a later time.

Currently we are collecting a list of names for those interested in purchasing a “In Reason We Trust” license plate.

If you’re interested, just fill out this form!

Once the Tulsa Coalition of Reason gets enough names, they can move forward to make this plate a reality.

  • Jeff K

    Only 750? We can pull that off. Get to it guys (And gals)!

  • Judith Bandsma

    I don’t live in OK or I’d be glad to help them get the plate that we already have in SC.

  • rbray18

    if i drove that’d be great,sadly i’m not that self sufficient :D

  • Kyle

    Cue all the ardent religionists who will start yelling “This is just atheists trying to push their beliefs in our faces! What about the separation between church and state?!”
    Although it says nothing about religion/anti-religion. But you know these days anyone can use anything to twist it around so that the poor old oppressed majority can claim discrimination.

  • Laura

    I did not know that this was an option. I just bought my license plate and if we’re going to talk about reason, it’s really not reasonable for me to buy another one when I paid for the use of the one I already have. Plus, I think my, “Jesus Loves You, But Everyone Else Thinks Your an Asshole” and “Keep Abortion Legal” bumper stickers says all that I need to.

  • http://NoGuyintherSky.com No Guy in the Sky

    I hope there are 750 thinkers in Oklahoma. They are awful close to Texas. That could be a problem. If Oklahoma does not get the plate, let me be the first to allow Oklahoma to secede from the union.

  • Kristen

    We need that in IN to counter the “in god we trust” plates. :( GO, OK!

  • Caleb

    Welp, here’s one Oklahoman who’s signed up.

  • Joey

    This would be great! Just signed up, hope it happens. I’d be very proud to display this on the back of my car.

  • Christi

    I just signed up as well and will be sharing this with my freethinking friends.

  • Bridget

    We DESERVE this right in OK. The chose life tag is popular here. If people can have that on their car (& if offends me) then others should be able to have this. I would sign up, but I have a personal plate already. :( I wish I could have this plate & a vanity name at the same time.

  • RyanS

    I signed up. Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

  • JulietEcho

    No license plates that plug religious or political statements should be paid for with tax dollars, but I’m not aware of how that works from state-to-state. I know some of the various “God” plates *have* been from states where it’s an issue.

    I’d have the same problem with the “in Reason we Trust” plate, really, because it’s obviously a play on the (unconstitutional) religious language and a snipe at Christians. Which, whatever, put it on a bumper sticker and I’m fine with it. I’ve got a Darwin fish on my car. I just don’t know that I’d want to encourage all this plate nonsense. Put state landmarks and charitable causes on plates for people to buy, and keep it that simple.

  • stephangoodwin

    Saying “In reason we trust” is not a snipe at Christians anymore than it is a snipe at crazy unreasonable atheists. It is brilliant actually, as the state SHOULD be endorsing reason.

  • Sarah

    Wow, go Oklahoma.

    “Cue all the ardent religionists who will start yelling “This is just atheists trying to push their beliefs in our faces! What about the separation between church and state?!”

    They are doing the same thing to us, but I guess that is ok since this is a “Christian Nation.”

    Illinois says “Land of Lincoln” so I am not bothered. :)

  • Miko

    JulietEcho: No license plates that plug religious or political statements should be paid for with tax dollars

    Most personalized plates like this are funded by private groups/motorists purchasing them, so the odds are that tax money isn’t being used here. Of course, the non-use of tax funds is a necessary but not sufficient condition for this to be justified.

    Put state landmarks and charitable causes on plates for people to buy, and keep it that simple.

    If the goal is to keep things simple, it’d be easiest to just eliminate license plates entirely.

  • Icyclectic

    Wow. That’s a great way to get your car scratched and your tires slashed by idiots.

  • Scott

    Can we get something like that in Indiana? There’s too many “In God We Trust” plates.

  • jmrunning3

    Thanks for posting this, Hemant! The attempt to reach 750 has been going for some time now. I don’t have any idea what the count is right now, but I certainly hope we are close!

    If you didn’t go to the TulsaCOR website to see the story, there was also a “Don’t believe in god? You’re not alone.” billboard here recently.

  • Jeff B.

    we need this in Ohio. how do I start up the campaign?

  • David D.G.

    When and if this sort of license plate is made available in Texas at a comparable price (and I won’t be holding my breath waiting for it), I’ll be delighted to be one of those getting it.

    ~David D.G.

  • Jonathan C.

    I would like to see the plates in Texas as well.

    -Jonathan C.

  • Travis Megee

    Add another Okie to the signed up total. Thanks Hemant for the link. Sites like yours help me keep my sanity in this sea of yes-men.

  • SoonerHumanist

    What the heck?! They wait until I move out of the state to do this?! :(

  • Rusko

    The ‘In God We Trust’ license plate is an optional plate that must be ordered. But according to Tulsa World they only needed 100 orders to make the minimum. But we’re supposed to make 750 minimum for the ‘In Reason We Trust’. Not fair!

  • guso

    750?? The state statute requires 500 prepaid applications within 180 days of filing the request (only 100 prepaid applications if the legislature approves the tag). Oklahoma charges $15 plus a $3 mailing fee for each special plate like this one. The $7500 more than covers the cost of manufacturing and processing these plates. I am not an atheist but I support your right to have your own plate just as I was instrumental in the “In God We Trust” license plates and bear one on my car. If you succede, I might even buy one for my license plate collection.


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