A bill that would allow the display of the national motto "In God We Trust" in public schools has been passed by the Pennsylvania House.
House Bill 1728, sponsored by Rep. Rick Saccone (R-39th) would not require Pennsylvania's public schools to display the motto, but rather says that schools "may" display the motto, as well as a copy of the Bill of Rights.
The bill also says that the display of the motto is to "advance or endorse the national motto rather than a particular religious belief or practice."
"In God We Trust" has appeared on U.S. coinage since 1864, when James Pollock, a 13th governor of Pennsylvania and then-director of the U.S. Mint, suggested the phrase be added to U.S. currency. The phrase was adopted as our country's motto in 1956, and has appeared on paper currency since 1957.
The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration.
Do you support the display of the motto "In God We Trust" in Pennsylvania's public schools?