AZ Senate Passes Bill Letting Teachers Put “God Enriches” Signs in Classrooms

Feb 23, 2018

By Hemant Mehta

In Arizona, the law already allows public school teachers and administrators to post any of the following in their classrooms: The national motto (“In God We Trust”), the National Anthem, the Pledge of Allegiance, the Constitution’s preamble, the Declaration of Independence, the Mayflower Compact, any speeches or proclamations by the Founding Fathers or our presidents, “Published decisions of the United States Supreme Court,” and any acts passed by Congress.

I know what you’re thinking: That’s it?

Unsatisfied with those limited options, Republican State Sen. Gail Griffin sponsored SB 1289, which amends the law so that teachers can also post the state motto, “Ditat Deus,” which means “God Enriches.” (The law also explicitly states that the national motto is indeed “In God We Trust.”)

This is nothing more than a bill allowing teachers to push God into the classroom in another ostensibly secular way. And it just passed through the Senate on a 17-13 vote. (Every Republican voted for it. Every Democrat voted against it.)

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One comment on “AZ Senate Passes Bill Letting Teachers Put “God Enriches” Signs in Classrooms”

  • @OP – AZ Senate Passes Bill Letting Teachers Put “God Enriches” Signs in Classrooms

    Of course “god enriches”!
    Where do we think all those lavish Vatican treasures, architecturally splendid cathedrals, and mega-church pastors’ luxury lifestyles came from?

    Pity about the poor peasants in their hovels and impoverished slum dwellers, who paid for these, but their reward will be in heaven (allegedly!).



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