Once again, Republican lawmakers in Oklahoma are trying to pass a bill, HB 2085, that would require all 342 state-owned buildings (including public schools) to display the words “In God We Trust.” It’s a bill that’s likely to pass given the makeup of the legislature.
The most damning thing about this unnecessary bill is that it uses taxpayer money to cover the costs of the signs instead of using private donations as other states have done in similar situations. According to the state’s own Office of Management and Enterprise Services analysts, this would cost “$250 per building” — or “$85,500” altogether. And that’s just for starters since we’re not even getting into the maintenance.
It’s just a colossal waste of money.
The only lesson I take from this is . . . Oklaholma theists in power slash their voters don't have nearly the strength in their faith that they like to say they do. Us heathens are that much of a threat.
It's really something. These so called pro-life xians can't find the budget for tornado-fortifying spaces in schools to keep their children safe, but they can find cash to plaster those same schools with "In god we trust".
Sounds more like a wager.
In god we trust . . . not to blow this building apart and kill thyne souls gathered therein?