Fargo native Brian Magee is an atheist who wants to get the license plate ISNOGOD, but North Dakota officials rejected his request.
It looks like Magee has a good defense, though. He has photos of license plates from the state reading: PRZZGOD, ILOVGOD and TRI GOD. He’s written an appeal letter to the state’s Department of Transportation in which he explains his thinking:
“(I)f the state only allows one point of view on religion to be expressed on its property (the license plates), then it is an endorsement of that point of view,” Magee wrote.
Magee proposes two solutions in his letter: the approval of his license plate application or the recall of plates with a religious point of view. He said he would prefer if the state chose the recall option.
This is an easy case for the state. Say you made a mistake earlier, apologize for it, and let the man have his plate.
So, how do you think state officials will screw this up…?