You’re not going to believe this one

Hat tips to Andrew Sullivan and Rod Dreher. Are you ready for this? Has anyone heard of similar cases out there? I mean, other than the whole “Choose Life” flap down in Florida.

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Terry Mattingly directs the Washington Journalism Center at the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. He writes a weekly column for the Universal Syndicate.

  • dw

    Oh yeah. We had one up here last month. And it was allowed.

  • Kevin Jones

    What I want to know is, does the DMV have a book full of polytheistic deities’ names and epithets on hand lest any VENUS plates endorse the Olympians?

  • Jill

    People, including government officials, are so screwed up in their understanding of the so-called separation of church and state. This is just another exasperating example!

    That John 3:16 isn’t in anyone’s face, for crying out loud! Most people probably wouldn’t even notice it. Heaven forbid those liberal Vermonters should come down here to TX and read some of our “religious” vanity plates. I shudder to think of the offense it might cause.

  • Will Linden

    As I think was noted at the time, the ACLU suit to take the cross off the Los Angeles municipal seal saw no problem with the inclusion of the goddess Pomona.

  • Mark

    Makes me wonder if I can get a plate with “MAMMON1″ on it?

  • Fred

    Those that make a big fuss about religion cause more focus to be placed on it making it more significant. The objections against Navitity scenes helps put Christ back in Christmas, and now with the help of the media I will not forget the connection between the reference, John 3:16, and the quote.

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  • Stephen A.

    Only loosely related, but still on the “Church and State separation” topic, the editor of the Concord (NH) Monitor started his blog off May 20 with a posting on the subject, in which he shows a remarkable lack of understanding of the first amendment (and scary, for a newspaper man.)

    He said he has had a hard and fast rule NOT to “allow letter writers to use citations from the Bible to make their points.”

    But he has recently relented, because he said he had to “roll with the times,” as if he was suddenly being forced to admit religion into the public square.