‘In God We Trust’ now an option on your next North Carolina license plate

‘In God We Trust’ now an option on your next North Carolina license plate

North Carolinians can now get a standard license plate for their cars or trucks that bears the phrase “In God We Trust.” The state Division of Motor Vehicles on Monday began offering a third standard plate that includes the national and state mottos instead of “First in Flight” or “First in Freedom.”

A Recent Local Controversy Reveals the Theocratic Heart of ‘Project Blitz’

A Recent Local Controversy Reveals the Theocratic Heart of ‘Project Blitz’

The Christian nationalist intentions of Project Blitz have also received much attention, but a remarkable episode in Minnesota this past state legislative session may be a harbinger of a more profoundly theocratic politics on the horizon.

‘Bible literacy’ classes in public schools violate separation of church and state

‘Bible literacy’ classes in public schools violate separation of church and state

As one of the most consequential books of all time, the Bible is certainly worthy of study for its literary and historic importance. Indeed, the Supreme Court asserted that in its landmark 1963 Abington ruling, which outlawed the practice of public schools reading the Bible as part of morning prayers. Academic study, though, is clearly not the aim of conservative Christian activists who have undertaken a nationwide push for Bible classes in public schools. That they have been emboldened by Donald Trump’s presidency and seem to be succeeding should be of concern to anyone who values the separation of church and state enshrined in the Constitution.

Promoting Christianity in public schools isn't just unconstitutional. It's unAmerican.

Promoting Christianity in public schools isn't just unconstitutional. It's unAmerican.

The promoters of this retrograde movement be seen in any way as patriots. Their goal isn’t just unconstitutional; it’s deeply unAmerican.

Group of Stevens High School students propose modifications to "In God We Trust" signage

Group of Stevens High School students propose modifications to "In God We Trust" signage

In March Governor Kristi Noem signed a bill requiring all South Dakota public schools to display the national motto " In God We Trust." At a school board meeting, a group of Stevens High School students proposed some modifications to the required signage.

A conservative Christian group is pushing Bible classes in public schools nationwide — and it’s working

A conservative Christian group is pushing Bible classes in public schools nationwide — and it’s working

Activists on the religious right, through their legislative effort Project Blitz, drafted a law that encourages Bible classes in public schools and persuaded at least 10 state legislatures to introduce versions of it this year. Georgia and Arkansas recently passed bills that are awaiting their governors’ signatures.

There's a push for classes on the Bible in public schools. And there's also a pushback

There's a push for classes on the Bible in public schools. And there's also a pushback

Legislators across the country have reignited the fight for, and debate over so-called "Bible literacy classes" -- elective courses in public schools about Scriptures' impact. Alabama, Florida, Missouri, North Dakota, Virginia and West Virginia are among the states that have seen Bible literacy bills so far in 2019.