By Kaitlynn Riely
The phrase ‘‘In God We Trust’’ will not be displayed within the Allegheny County Courthouse, Downtown. Members of county council voted down the proposal Tuesday night, with some members saying they believed church must be kept separate from state.
“Whenever we start mixing them, there’s going to be some problems,” said councilman Michael Finnerty, D-Scott.
Councilman Jim Ellenbogen, D-Banksville, described himself as a “person of strong faith,” but he said he does not want to see the national motto prominently placed in the Gold Room of the courthouse, where council meets.
“Putting it on that wall does nothing to make us a better council,” he said.
Councilwoman Barbara Daly Danko, D-Regent Square, said the legislative body had better things it could be doing.
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