By Hemant Mehta
Mississippi lawmakers voted today to replace the state flag and remove the Confederate symbol that’s currently on it. Governor Tate Reeves has already said he plans to sign the bill.
But whatever the new flag will look like, it will have to include the words “In God We Trust,” replacing racism with religion.
I posted about this possibility the other day, and the same criticisms hold true now. If the goal is to unite people in the state, then bringing everyone under the umbrella of Christianity, or even generic theism, makes no sense.
Nearly 20% of the state is non-Christian. 14% aren’t affiliated with organized religion at all.
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