Action Alert

Resist “In God We Trust” in public buildings

 

The Idaho Legislature is considering a bill that places “In God We Trust” in legislative chambers above the chairs of the presiding officers.

This bill, H.C.R. 32, is part of a nationwide legislative push: Project Blitz. Project Blitz seeks to inject state legislatures with a whole host of religious bills, imposing the theocratic version of a powerful few on We The People. It is an unvarnished attack on American secularism and civil liberties — those things we cherish most about our democracy, and now must tirelessly defend.

While politicians claim that these laws are intended to showcase the national motto or inspire patriotism, it is clear that their true purpose is to peddle religiosity to a captive audience. These laws are about advancing the Big Lie that the United States was “founded on God” or Christianity, dismantling the wall of separation between religion and government. The motto “In God We Trust” is inaccurate, exclusionary and aimed at brainwashing American schoolchildren into believing that our nation is a theocracy.

This bill recently passed the Idaho House of Representatives and will next be heard by the Senate Judiciary and Rules Committee. Please use our automated system to contact members of this committee and ask that they stop this bill in its tracks.

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