Schools meet ‘In God We Trust’ requirement with $1 bill

In this photo illustration the phrase "In God We Trust" can be seen on an American ten dollar bill. (Photo by Hugh Pinney/Getty Images)

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A new state law requires Kentucky public schools to display the motto “In God We Trust,” and one school district has responded with framed copies of a $1 bill.

Fayette Superintendent Manny Caulk told the Lexington Herald-Leader on Wednesday that all schools in the district have been provided the framed copy to display.

Parent Brittany Pike posted a message on Facebook saying she was pleased to see the back of the dollar bill framed at an elementary school last week and said her children “don’t feel awkward or excluded for not believing in any God.”

Republican state Rep. Brandon Reed of Hodgenville filed the legislation that created the new law. He says he’s disappointed to see schools “spend time searching for silly loopholes,” noting the law passed with broad support.

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3 comments

  • Kevin Rahe

    Our nation’s founding document states that our most fundamental rights are granted by our Creator, so what would be the problem with stating explicitly that we trust that god? Our country has a theistic basis. It’s unfortunate that so many people don’t realize the benefits of that vs. a country where your most fundamental rights rest on the whims of whatever despot happens to be in power at the moment.

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