Posts Tagged ‘license plates’

Government-Sponsored Religion, Religious Symbols on Public Property

Today a federal judge in Columbia, S.C., will hear arguments about the South Carolina state legislature’s decision to issue a special “Christian” license plate. The plate, which features the words “I Believe” and a yellow cross superimposed on a stained-glass church window, clearly constitutes unconstitutional government favoritism toward one faith and should not be issued, according to a […] Read More

Government-Sponsored Religion, Religious Symbols on Public Property

This July 4, the Rev. Dr. Neal Jones, a plaintiff in AU’s lawsuit involving the “I Believe” license plates, reminded South Carolinians of our Founding Fathers’ hope to preserve religious liberty for all. In a column he wrote for South Carolina’s largest newspaper, The State, Jones asked the state’s General Assembly to read the Constitution avidly and […] Read More

Religion in Public Life

Along with ensuring religious liberty, the First Amendment protects the freedom of speech. Thanks to the Internet, people can exercise their freedom of speech faster than ever, and Americans United heard from a bevy of them yesterday after we filed a lawsuit in South Carolina against the state’s new “I Believe” license plate.

The idea behind the […] Read More

Government-Sponsored Religion, Religion in Public Life, Religious Symbols on Public Property

I frequently see people driving around in cars, trucks, SUVs, etc. who want me to know about their strong Christian faith. Their bumper stickers proclaim it, as do their little Christian fish symbols. I even saw a guy this weekend who felt compelled to make a giant fish symbol out of reflective tape for his door.

It’s fine with me. […] Read More