[Ed. – Yes, atheists’ feelings will be hurt.]
Two Democratic state senators from Minnesota – Scott Dibble and John Marty – are opposed to a bill asking schools to display a poster with the words “In God We Trust.”
Republican Sen. Dan Hall sponsored the bill in an attempt to help bring respect back to schools, he told “Fox & Friends” on Sunday.
“I only assume that if you take those things out of government, if you take the things that are respectful out, you’re going to put in something different,” Hall said. “We need to bring respect back to our country.”
Private funds would be used to pay for the posters.
But Dibble and Marty argue that the posters could be viewed as “offensive.”
“The money in my wallet has to say ‘In God We Trust.’ I think that’s offensive,” Marty said on the state Senate floor, Fox News reported.
“I’m wondering if Sen. Hall would feel the same if students walked in and instead of the word ‘God’ the word ‘Allah,’ which is the word for God in the Muslim religion — welcomes students to their schools,” Dibble said.