PA House Passes “In God We Trust” Bill

But ACLU warns of suit against schools that choose to post the motto.

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“Legislation that would allow schools to display the national motto “In God We Trust” and the Bill of Rights passed the state House on Monday by a 172-24 vote,” the Patriot-News reports. “The bill, sponsored by Rep. Rick Saccone, R-Allegheny, doesn’t carry any mandate for schools. But Saccone said it informs schools that they would have the state’s permission to post these patriotic displays.”




The bill now goes to the Senate; the ACLU has warned it might file a lawsuit against schools that post the motto.

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  • Fuzziness

    What makes the ACLU a joke is stuff like this…a school posting “in God we trust” doesn’t trample on anyone’s rights. When you have serious national issues like human trafficking, racial profiling, and gender discrimination in the workplace you’d think the ACLU has bigger fish to fry, but they prefer to go after the controversial issues as if news coverage makes them more relevant…just makes them more annoying and less transformative.

    • Ali G

      I think things like this bill are what make the PA house a joke. Don’t they have bigger fish to fry like our budget, education system and environment?

      • buzzbye

        The enviormenT? your a JOKE!

        • Ali G

          I know it’s nice to have anonymity on the internet and all, but that was not necessary. If you are not concerned about the PA environment, at least be concerned about the large amounts of money being lost to the state by not taxing those who are fracking.

          • buzzbye

            Let the dems destroy the state when you clowns vote the aholes in and it goes bankrupt due to no pension reform in 3 years. I will just stand by and laugh

          • blurb

            This had bipartisan support, but it seems like any pol who wastes time passing bills to make the separation between church and state fuzzier is a pretty crappy politician. Maybe the reason we have no pension reform is because Dems and Republicans spend time on meaningless legislation like this.

          • http://batman-news.com PPABootsquadVinnie

            Love my state pension. I’ll beep when you are panhandling by the Ben Franklin off ramp.
            How’s your 401K? Flush?

          • buzzbye

            Be laughing at your tail end when the state goes insolvent due to the pension program becoming underfunded loser. Ah yes another low info voter loser making his living off the tax payers. When this fake market crashes, Btw the russel 2000 is down 18 pct since the beginning of the year , this baby is going to crash and burn worse than anything you have ever seen in your life. You have no idea what’s about to be unleashed onto the markets .

          • Rocco Lamagela

            Municipalities can go bankrupt…states get bailed out by the taxpayer & higher taxes!

      • buzzbye

        THE ACLU IS A JOKE

    • http://batman-news.com PPABootsquadVinnie

      I don’t believe in ‘your ‘ god, keep her out of My politics.

      • buzzbye

        Athieists are like muslims. Useless vile and despicable

        • Bluesman1950

          Because we don’t believe in fairies?

          • buzzbye

            You useless , vile , despicable, wortheless human animals just want to take away the rights of everyone else that fought for you maggots to enjoy the freedom you losers have and that is the problem US believers in GOD have so do us all a favor. Go find a tree, some rope and do what really needs to be done to all of your kind. Go hang your self so we no longer have to put up with your kind

          • Bluesman1950

            Thanks for your christian love.

  • wendyrose

    What makes the state legislature a joke is them spending time on bills to promote the slogan “In God We Trust.” With all the other serious state issues, you’d think they have bigger fish to fry but prefer to go after issues that make them appear more relevant to RWNJs.

    • R J Singer

      How about “In Allah We Trust” or “In Buddha We Trust” or “In Shiva We Trust” maybe even “In Satan We Trust”. This whole issue is a joke, just a “feel good” issue for the conservative religious base.

  • buzzbye

    Ah yes the libs are angry, the ACLU is angry. The atheists are angry. Perfect!

  • http://batman-news.com PPABootsquadVinnie

    love Love LOVE the ACLU, they stand up for your Civil Liberties! Why must you legislative idiots have god in everything, you immoral hypocrites? Fix the important stuff [education,roads,bridges,gifts to legislators, gay marriage–oops] and Stop with the state firearm and god nonsense. Howzabout Downsizing one of the largest, most expensive and corrupt State Legislatures in the country? Hows your per diem, State Rep?
    You guys are a bigger joke than the US Congress, and that’s saying something.
    Sorry, gotta go burn a flag before my dog fighting event and driving folks to the abortion clinic.

  • Rocco Lamagela

    Nothing warms my heart more than an annoyed, irritated & angry lib! Thank you so much!

    • buzzbye

      Its a perfect day when the Libs and atheists are ticked off at something. Just like the muslims

  • JDale

    I’d like to thank buzzbye for providing such a wonderful example of the love and compassion that adherence to puerile bronze age superstition instills in people. This thread should serve as a reference point for anyone who doubts the value of a strong Christian ethos.