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Tennessee: Lawmaker Pushing to Have ‘In God We Trust’ on License Plates

  • Veronica Neffinger
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2017 Jan 12
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Tennessee may be adding the words “In God We Trust” to their state license plates this summer.

CBN News reports that Republican Representative Bill Sanderson is hoping to get the state Revenue Department to design license plates with the words “In God We Trust” which would go into circulation by July 1, 2017.

Tennessee has a record of attempting to pass legislative measures which honor God. Thus far, not many have been successful, however.

Last year, lawmakers passed a bill that would have made the Bible the state’s official book. This bill was vetoed by Gov. Bill Haslam, however.

Lawmakers also tried to pass a law requiring the words “In God We Trust” to be painted behind the podiums of speakers in the House of Representatives and in the Senate. This measure also failed, although a bill did pass to have the phrase painted in the tunnel beneath the Capitol.

According to The Tennessean, Sanderson said he introduced the bill after receiving petitions and requests from citizens who saw similar license plate designs in other states.

"We thought it would be a move in the right direction," he said.


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Publication date: January 12, 2017