You can now buy license tags in South Carolina to profess your faith, if you’re Christian, that is. The South Carolina state legislature passed a law in May allowing for license plates that say “I Believe” and have a stained glass window with a cross pictured on them. The state’s Republican governor, Mark Sanford, let the bill become law without signing it. He did, however, send a letter to the president pro tem of the state senate, according to the NY Times, saying, ““While I do, in fact, ‘believe,’ it is my personal view that the largest proclamation of one’s faith ought to be in how one lives one’s life.” Yet he declined to veto the tag.
Needles to say, the ACLU and the American Jewish Congress say they will file a lawsuit on First Amendment grounds. This is not the first time the state endorsed a religious view with license tags and got into trouble for it. It was already forced to stop issuing “Choose Life” plates by the Fourth Circuit Court:
– McGannahan Skjellyfetti’s blog, www.thecitizen.com.
It is more than a bit outrageous that a state would sanction a specific faith like this. So I thought I would give them a taste of their own theocratic medicine. This is just for fun. Please don’t burn me in effigy.