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. Like this one:
Well, there were enough complaints for the state to *ahem* clarify their policy.
Georgia residents who expressed concern this week about a proposed Georgia license plate that includes the phrase “In God We Trust,” can rest easy. The phrase is printed on a sticker that must be purchased for $1, reports Atlanta Business Chronicle broadcast partner WXIA-TV. The station reported early Tuesday people had contacted the station bothered by the tag, saying it did not do enough to separate church and state.
The sticker is optional and you’ll have to pay for it. Perfect. Now, it’s no different from a bumper sticker. (Though I don’t know why the government is selling the sticker in the first place… unless they’re also selling other stickers to put on your plate… that’s a separate issue.)
The voting website still shows three plates with IGWT on them. (And I still suggest voting for Tag Id 4 because it looks like a horse’s ass.) There’s also no indication on the site that the phrase would have to be purchased separately as a sticker.
But still, for now, the victory is ours!
(Thanks to ThreeT for the link)