State Lawmakers Pass "In God We Trust" Bill
Monday, March 26, 2018 8:57 am
Tennessee lawmakers have passed a bill to require public schools to prominently display the national motto, "In God We Trust."
It would take effect immediately if Republican Gov. Bill Haslam signs it.
Whether this motto represents an unconstitutional government endorsement of religion is a question that has invited legal challenges in other states with similar laws.
But the bill's sponsor, Republican Rep. Susan Lynn, says the "motto and founding documents are the cornerstone of freedom and we should teach our children about these things."