The radical Left began purging Christianity from government schools more than 55 years ago.
Their goal is to eradicate public displays of the Christian faith everywhere in the country.
But with one simple act, South Dakota dealt a blow to the radical Left and took a giant step toward putting God back in government schools.
South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem (R) signed an act into law that will place “In God We Trust” in government schools throughout the state.
The law states:
The display shall be located in a prominent location within each school. The display may take the form of a mounted plaque, student artwork, or any other appropriate form as determined by the school principal. The display shall be easily readable and shall be no smaller than twelve inches wide by twelve inches high.
In case of – and in preparation for – lawsuits, the law says that the state attorney general will “provide legal representation at no cost to the school district, employee, school board, or member of the school board” and the state will also cover any “expenses of representation…including any award for monetary damages” and “attorney fees.”
The phrase “In God We Trust” first appeared on coins during the Civil War and later became the nation’s motto in 1956.
Atheist extremists at the so-called “Freedom from Religion Foundation” were furious, telling the Associated Press that “it’s a terrible violation of freedom of conscience to inflict a godly message on a captive audience of school children.”
After decades of victories against Christians, anti-religious extremists have recently been handed a handful of losses.
The U.S. Supreme Court overturned a lower court ruling and smacked down atheists who were trying to remove a WWI memorial known as the “Peace Cross”.
But the radical Left isn’t going to back down without a fight, so keep an eye on what’s happening in South Dakota.
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