Alabama Planning to Restore ‘In God We Trust’ Motto in Public Schools

By Published on August 13, 2018

Officials in Alabama are seeking to restore the words “In God We Trust” in public schools, after state lawmakers passed a law back in February allowing the motto to be displayed on public property.

The phrase could soon could become mainstream again in Alabama schools, according to, but legal challenges are expected to follow.


The Blount County’s school board is said to be the first to take action and may end up creating a plan within 30 days to reintroduce the motto, reported.

“You would think that something that passes the Legislature won’t be challenged in the courtroom but we all know that it can and probably will,” said school Superintendent Rodney Green, according to Fox News. Green is in charge of a school system with over 7,800 students throughout 17 different schools.

Dean Young, chairman of the Ten Commandments political action committee, told his group hopes to push the ten commandments, the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence into all schools so children can learn of their historical importance.

“My hope is they have the Ten Commandments in the schools all over the state of Alabama as well as the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the historical documents that go with this country,” Young said. “That way, children will be able to see and ask, ‘What are these documents’ and a teacher can say, ‘Those are the Ten Commandments and they come from God and this is what they say.’”

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“It’s a tsunami of Christian national laws in our country right now,” said Annie Laurie Gaylor, co-president of the Freedom from Religion Foundation. She took issue with the rise in religious culture and blamed congressional Republicans for allowing it to get this far.

“The upcoming election will say a lot about the direction of our nation,” she told “With the Republicans in charge of Congress and so many of these states, we are seeing a constant push for theocracy.”


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  • Cody

    Thats great news, I hope other states will follow, this is a christian nation regardless of what Obama said. To many on the left don’t realize their very freedoms are being destroyed by the leftist agenda.

    • Jim

      Definitely not a christian nation but one made up of many different religious views.

  • Andrew Mason

    For FFRF to talk about a Christian theocracy is rather amusing. Aren’t they the ones trying for an Atheistic theocracy?

    • They are satanists, merely playing off the fact that people don’t know the origins of atheism (created by feuerbach in the 1800’s to rename/simplify gnosticism).

      • Jim

        Atheists are not satanists. Pure nonsense.

        • Both are different masks for gnosticism, they are just honest with themselves about it differently.

    • Jim

      No. They advocate for separation of church and state.

      • Andrew Mason

        No they consistently take legal action, or threaten it, whenever they see any religion they dislike (or possibly just Christianity) having any association with the state. As an organisation they promote Atheism. Were a court to place the Atheistic 10 Commandments (not that such a thing exists) on their wall I don’t believe you’d hear a peep out of them.

        • Jim

          No. They promote separation of church and state. Do a little research.

          • Andrew Mason

            Doesn’t take much research to see their agenda – pro-Atheism, anti-Christian.

          • Jim


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