The city of Chesapeake, Virginia is about to slap “In God We Trust” stickers on all city-owned vehicles in a bizarre attempt to force unity using the most divisive thing imaginable: religion.
… In April, Councilman Don Carey asked the department to look into placing the decals on vehicles.
Carey said he wanted decals on city vehicles to “quell divisive rhetoric” and begin to unify people along racial and political lines.
“If you look around, you can see that the state of our country, the state of our city is crumbling from a social fabric standpoint,” Carey said Tuesday night.
If the social fabric is crumbling, then the way to repair it doesn’t involve an $87,000 slap in the face by an elected official to Muslims, atheists, and everyone else who’s not a conservative Christian. How pathetic for Carey to suggest this unnecessary fix and how irresponsible for every other council member to go along with it.
It’s not like every speaker at the city council meeting spoke in favor of the idea either. They were warned!
But at least one speaker said the motto isn’t fully representative of the country and that it should be modified to say “In God Some of Us Trust.”
The sad thing is there’s not much of a legal remedy here since Christians can just hide behind the “It’s the national motto!” excuse. Public shaming and pointing out the utter uselessness of this performative gesture is pretty much all we’ve got.
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