Atheists in Mississippi want a separation between Church and “Plate.”
On Tuesday, American Atheists, the Mississippi Humanist Association and three nonreligious Mississippi residents filed a federal lawsuit against Mississippi over the state’s “In God We Trust” license plate, according to WLBT.
The complaint accuses the Mississippi Commissioner of Revenue of violating the people’s freedom of speech and religion by forcing them to display the national motto on their personal vehicles.
The Mississippi license plate has included “In God We Trust” since 2019, but plaintiffs claim car owners are forced to promote the religious statement or pay fee for a specialty plate without it. Further, there are no alternatives to the “In God we Trust” plate for motorcycles, trailers,
“Wherever I use my trailer, I am forced to profess a religious idea that I do not believe,” plaintiff Jasson Allan Griggs said in the lawsuit. “Imagine a Christian having to drive around with ‘In No God We Trust’ or ‘In Allah We Trust.”
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