State of Florida to Offer Christian License Plate … “I Believe” … Wait for the ACLU Screams of Separation of Church & State
The state of Florida is looking to pass legislation that will make it possible for The Sunshine State drivers to purchase license plates that say, “I Believe”. I can already hear the ACLU and the atheists screaming at the top of their collective lungs … separation of church and state. Why? It’s not because of any noble cause, it is because they fear religion. However, because we have all but bastardized the concept of separation of church and state, the loons and anti-religion crowd will be out in force opposing this.
Why then did our fore Fathers produce so many documents and reference religion if there was supposed to be the “separation” that people whine about today? Why was the expression of religion of for so long and now people have an issue with every reference? If they “believe” religion is nothing, why do they care so much?
Some lawmakers say the state should be careful. Rep. Kelly Skidmore said she is a Roman Catholic and goes to Mass on Sundays, but she believes the “I Believe” plate is inappropriate for the government to produce.
“It’s not a road I want to go down. I don’t want to see the Star of David next. I don’t want to see a Torah next. None of that stuff is appropriate to me,” said Skidmore, a Democrat who voted against the plate in committee. “I just believe that.”
Honestly, what would be so wrong for one to have a license plate that promotes hope and the belief that there is some thing greater than one’s self? Are people to actually believe that hope and believing only comes from the government? Hardly!
Florida drivers can order more than 100 specialty license plates celebrating everything from manatees to the Miami Heat, but one now under consideration would be the first in the nation to explicitly promote a specific religion.
The Florida Legislature is considering a specialty plate with a design that includes a Christian cross, a stained-glass window and the words “I Believe.”
Rep. Edward Bullard, the plate’s sponsor, said people who “believe in their college or university” or “believe in their football team” already have license plates they can buy. The new design is a chance for others to put a tag on their cars with “something they believe in,” he said.
If the plate is approved, Florida would become the first state to have a license plate featuring a religious symbol that’s not part of a college logo. Approval would almost certainly face a court challenge. (FOX News)