South Carolina to Offer Cross on Car Plates

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.

nytimes.com/2008/06/06/us/06license.html?bl&ex=1212897600&en=da02c25e6d56b662&ei=5087%0A

Somebody find me a real estate agent in Charleston :slight_smile: :slight_smile:

It is a bad idea to have this plate because now some Satanist or Wiccan or something will demand equality under the law, and they will be right. It will cost the taxpayers money to defend the Christian plate, but the government won’t have a good case because it will fit neatly under the government endorsing a particular religion unless they offer plates to all religious groups. This is not a good expenditure of time and money in tough economic times. They should save the taxpayers’ money for more important issues than a vanity plate.

Ditto. Anyone can put a cross on their car anytime they wish to in any state.

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