A couple of days ago, we learned that the Pierce County Council in Washington state was considering a proposal to add the phrase “In God We Trust” to its chambers. At the time, only two of the seven council members opposed the plan.
Last night, the council decided to approve the religious display by a 4-3 vote. And the same dimwitted officials attempted to argue that this was good for everybody:
“‘In God We Trust’ is universal,” [council member Jim] McCune said after the 4-3 vote, “It’s a statement used all over the world. It’s not alienating anybody out.”
It’s not alienating anybody! Except atheists and Hindus and everyone else who’s not a conservative Christian.
To their credit, council members Connie Ladenburg and Rick Talbert did everything in their power to showcase just how silly this display would be, but their suggestions were all overruled.
Perhaps the strangest amendment to the display is that it will now feature an additional message: “E Pluribus Unum” (out of many, one), our country’s de facto motto before “In God We Trust” and a phrase that’s all about indivisibility.
Which means that the final display will essentially say, We are all in this together!… If you believe in the Christian God.
Yep, we’re one nation indivisible… until legislators decide to throw their God into the mix.
(Thanks to Brian for the link)