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From the party that booed God: Minnesota Dems offended by national motto ‘In God We Trust’ in schools

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From the party that booed God at its 2012 national convention, we learn that two Democratic lawmakers in Minnesota oppose the national motto, “In God We Trust,” being displayed in schools in the state.

State Sens. Scott Dibble and John Marty voiced their opposition to the phrase on the floor of the upper chamber, Fox News reported. The legislation’s author, Republican  state Sen. Dan Hall, told the “Fox & Friends” crew Sunday he was caught by surprise by the rejection from the Democrats.

“I just figured the opposition would be really short,” Hall said. “When I started hearing more and more of this I thought, ‘Really, they don’t want it that much in their schools?”

The bill simply allows schools to voluntarily display posters that say, “In God We Trust” — private funds would pay for the posters.

“I’m wondering if Sen. Hall would feel the same if students walked in and instead of the word ‘God’ the word ‘Allah’ — which is the word for God in the Muslim religion — welcomes students to their schools,” Dibble said from the Senate floor.

In a display of how radically left the Democratic Party is today, Sen. Marty remarked on how offended he already is because the national motto is our currency.

“The money in my wallet has to say ‘In God We Trust.’ I think that’s offensive,” Marty said.

Hall told Fox News his motivation was “bringing respect back in the schools.”

“We’ve lost a lot of respect for those things in life that we should be respecting,” the GOP lawmaker said, adding that the mention of God in schools today is controversial because of the left’s “anti-faith movement.”

“I only assume that if you take those things out of government, if you take the things that are respectful out, you’re going to put in something different,” he said.

Tom Tillison


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