In a Pleasant Surprise, Venice (Florida) City Council Votes Against “In God We Trust” Plaque April 30, 2015

In a Pleasant Surprise, Venice (Florida) City Council Votes Against “In God We Trust” Plaque

Here’s something you don’t hear every day: Nice job, Florida!

The Venice City Council voted 5-2 this week against adding an “In God We Trust” sign in the council chambers:

“The question of God in the government should be avoided. It just raises too many issues and it isn’t necessary,” says [resident Raymond] Schiller.

Schiller spoke on behalf of several residents in opposition to the plaque. He says it might have been appropriate in the past — but not now.

The secular community is growing. To have a sign like that may have been appropriate 60 years ago,” says Schiller.

As in other cities, there was plenty of support for the sign, and advocates say we haven’t heard the last of this issue.

But for one night, anyway, the elected officials did the right thing.

(Thanks to Brian for the link)


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