Yesterday, Utah’s Governor Gary R. Herbert signed into law H.B. 127, making license plates with the phrase “In God We Trust” a standard option, not subject to the $5 surcharge like other specialty plates.
The Governor wrote on his blog:
“John Adams said our Constitution was made for only a religious and moral people.” Gov. Herbert said. “Our nation’s motto bears extra importance at a time when free worship of God and religious rights are being challenged.”
With 10,736 plates sold as of December 2015, the “In God We Trust” license plate is the state’s most popular commemorative plate. Effective Jan. 1, 2017, it will become one of three standard Utah plates, along with The Greatest Snow on Earth and Delicate Arch.
It’s incredible how Herbert can whine about Christian persecution while at the same time signing a bill elevating Christian beliefs.
(via Religion Clause)