Last week, the Bedford County Board of Supervisors (in Virginia) put up a sign saying “In God We Trust” in its meeting space. Even more disturbing? Local taxpayers will be footing the bill:
The sign cost $924, and was paid out of the county’s general properties budget, [Director of Public Works Sheldon] Cash said.
Supervisor Steve Wilkerson saw a photograph of the new plaque and was pleased it hangs above the seat of the board chair, he said.
“It’s just a reminder of how we need to act,” Wilkerson said. “Like John Sharp said, ‘If we’re going to talk the talk, we’re going to have to walk the walk.’”
Apparently, the way they need to act is to give a giant middle finger to every non-Christian in the area…
Remember that this is one of those issues that’s really hard for church/state separation advocates to fight against. The courts have repeatedly allowed this phrase to flourish because Christians can just lie and hide behind the “It’s our national motto!” defense, as if promoting faith never entered into their thinking.