Main | Friday, June 13, 2008

Jeebus, Take The Wheel

South Carolina will become the first in the nation to issue Christianist license plates.
South Carolina's lieutenant governor announced Thursday that he is willing to put up $4,000 of his own money so his state can become the first in the nation to issue "I Believe" license plates with the image of a cross and a stained glass window.

The legislation allowing the plates was one of several religious-themed bills to became laws in the closing days of the state's legislative session. The bills mean South Carolinians attending local government meetings could soon see the Ten Commandments and the Lord's Prayer posted on walls, pray without fear of being sued and drive home in cars with the "I Believe" plates.

Civil rights groups are considering lawsuits. An attorney for the New York-based American Jewish Congress, Mark Stern, said the bills are an obvious endorsement of religion by legislators in an election year. His group is looking to sue over the plates.
According to the rules, the state must receive a $4000 deposit or get 400 pre-orders in order to produce specialty plates. I certainly hope that the atheists in South Carolina band together and demand Flying Spaghetti Monster plates.

(Via - Pam's House Blend)

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