By Hemant Mehta
South Dakota’s Republican Governor Kristi Noem recently signed into law Senate Bill 55, a bill that requiresall public schools to display “In God We Trust” signs in a prominent place beginning next school year.
But the bill itself is fairly vague beyond those rules… and last night, during a meeting of the Rapid City School Board, members of the Working to Initiate Social Equality Club (WISE) at Stevens High School presented the board with a version of the sign they wanted to see in their school.
Instead of just saying “In God We Trust,” it includes a lot of other words, too…
That sign offers a circle of options to stand in for the second word in the motto, including “God,” “Yahweh,” “Ourselves,” “Science,” “Allah,” “Brahman,” “Buddha,” and “The Spirits.”
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