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Oklahoma House backs "In God We Trust" legislation


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma House has backed a bill that would require hundreds of public buildings in the state to display the national motto, "In God We Trust."

The House voted 76-20 on Tuesday in favor of the bill, sending it to the Senate, The Oklahoman reported.

Critics say the bill is an affront to the separation of church and state that could alienate nonreligious people. Rep. Collin Walke, D-Oklahoma City, suggested that the bill is an election year stunt.

But the bill's Republican sponsor, House Speaker Charles McCall, said it wasn't intended to be a religious issue, but ra...

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