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The state..[SC] plans to issue plates featuring a Christian cross and the words "I Believe," but a group advocating the separation of church and state says that goes too far...
...Americans United for Separation of Church and State, which includes Christian, Jewish and Hindu clergy, filed a federal lawsuit last month. The group contends that the plates violate the U.S. Constitution's prohibition against government favoring one religion over another religion or non-religion.
Originally posted by Shadowflux
I've never really understood the need to have your car speak for you when it comes to religious or political statements. So now people in SC can have very Christian, self righteous cars to ferry around in. I suppose when the Rapture comes there will only be a few cars in heaven and the rest of us will have to walk from cloud to cloud.
I wonder if Hell has public transportation, anyone who has ridden the subways at rush hour should be able to contend that it does.
Originally posted by tezzajw
What difference does it make anyway?
The US currency has the words "In God We Trust" printed on it, so I don't see the treasury can claim separation from church and state.
Let them get their number plates. That way other drivers can identify them for the idiots that they are!
The license plate should be just that, a license plate. Not some advertisement for your religion.
Originally posted by Azurus
I just took a look at all the license plates available in South Carolina. When they are up against stuff like the Elk Club, and Sons of Confederate Veterans, I just don't find having a plate with a cross on it that says "I believe" that big of a deal.
Just curious if you are saying or implying that the Elk Club and/or the Sons of Confederate Veterans are a bad thing or maybe an ignorant thing?