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Taxes School signs read 'In God We Trust'

A law requiring its display in a prominent location in public schools and institutions of higher education in Texas recently went into effect, resulting in an increase in the display of the motto "In God We Trust" in Texas schools.

Senate Bill 797, written by Republican Senator Bryan Hughes, requires schools to display the motto provided that signs featuring it came from private donations; no taxpayer money is required.

“The national motto, In God We Trust, asserts our collective trust in a sovereign God,” Hughes said in an Aug. 17 statement on Twitter following an appearance for a Northwest Austin Republican Women’s Club event earlier in the week.

A photo Hughes shared of the sign shows he's encouraged by people "coming forward to donate these framed prints to encourage future generations to remember the country's motto".

Patriot Mobile, a Texas-based cellphone company, donated several “In God We Trust” signs to Carroll Independent School District (ISD) campuses, saying in a statement on social media that they’re “proud to be a part of having our nation’s motto hung in our public schools.”

A growing number of school districts across Texas have received signs featuring the words of the national motto in a "conspicuous place" according to Texas law.

20 August 2022


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