South Carolina drivers will be the first in the nation to be offered license plates that carry the phrase “I Believe” and a Christian cross over a stained-glass window under a law that took effect on Thursday.
http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2008/06/06/us/06license_190.jpg James Moore, Faith in Teaching, via Associated Press
Design for a proposed license plate that Florida rejected in April. The new South Carolina law is for a similar plate.
Critics have threatened to fight the law in court, saying the license plate represents an illegal state endorsement of religion.
The bill authorizing the plate passed the State House and Senate unanimously on May 22. It became law without the signature of Gov. Mark Sanford, a Republican, under the South Carolina Constitution.