‘In God We Trust’ could be posted in Kentucky schools next year

A clock and the motto 'In God We Trust' over the Speaker's rostrum in the U.S. House of Representatives. In Kentucky, school officials may soon be posting the national motto in a prominent place in their buildings
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A clock and the motto 'In God We Trust' over the Speaker's rostrum in the U.S. House of Representatives. In Kentucky, school officials may soon be posting the national motto in a prominent place in their buildings

Credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images

Credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images

Lawmakers have taken a step to put God in schools in Kentucky.

The state House of Representatives have passed a bill that will have "In God We Trust" displayed in schools next school year, The Associated Press reported.

House Bill 46, approved Wednesday, will make all public schools put the national motto, in a prominent location.

If schools do not comply, there are no specific penalties outlined, according to the AP.

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The bill’s sponsor, Republican Rep. Brandon Reed, said it reflects what being an American means.

However, Democratic Rep. Kelly Flood said she voted against it because lawmakers should strive for tolerance and that being citizens is what counts, not putting Christianity above being part of the country, the AP reported.

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