URGENT: Please resist In God We Trust in schools bill!

The Kentucky Legislature is fast-tracking a bill that would require public schools in the state to display “In God We Trust” in a “prominent location.” We need your help to ensure that young, impressionable students aren’t subject to religious proselytization.

HB 46 is part of the 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 has, alarmingly, already passed the House, and the Kentucky state Senate will hold a hearing on the bill Monday, March 11, at noon in Annex Room 154 and HB 46 is the first bill on the agenda. If you can’t make the meeting, please use our automated system to contact the members of the committee and ask that they stop this bill in its tracks. 

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