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Panel OKs bill to put 'In God We Trust' in state buildings


February 26, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A House committee approved Tuesday legislation that would require signs bearing the national motto "In God We Trust" to be displayed at all state buildings.

The House Rules Committee voted 6-1 to advance to the full House the bill by House Speaker Charles McCall, R-Atoka.

The bill is fiercely opposed by the religious equality watchdog group American Atheists, which says the message is exclusionary. It says the bill is related to a campaign that seeks to weaken the separation of religion and government.

"It sends the harmful message to atheists, agnostics, Buddhists, H...

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