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Florida bill requires schools to display 'In God We Trust'

Posted January 31, 2018 12:09 p.m. EST
Updated January 31, 2018 12:13 p.m. EST

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A bill moving through the Florida legislature would require schools and administrative buildings in the state to display "In God We Trust," according to WESH in Orlando.

The bill received unanimous approval last week from Democrats and Republicans.

Republican Rep. Randy Fin said he is in full support of the bill.

"As someone whose grandmother came to America in order to be Jewish, after nine of her brothers and sisters and both of her parents were killed in Russia, that's why she came here," he said. "Not to be protected from religion, it was to be protected from a state that wouldn't let her practice her religion."

Democratic Rep. Kimberly Daniels said the law would help children learn the motto, which is printed on United States currency and Florida's official motto.

Democratic Rep. Larry Lee said he feels the bill would set a positive example when many young people do not participate in organized religion.