on May 07, 2014 at 4:00 PM, updated May 07, 2014 at 4:22 PM
In the same week the U.S. Supreme Court gave its blessing to opening prayerat town council meetings, the state House positioned a bill for a vote that could lead to public schools prominently displaying the nation’s religious-based motto.
The bill, sponsored by Rep. Rick Saccone, R-Allegheny, would have mandated the national motto “In God We Trust” to be displayed in school district buildings.
During Wednesday’s floor debate of the bill, it was amended to make it optional for schools to post the motto and expanded to include charter and cyber-charter schools. Another amendment that won approval makes it optional for schools to display of the Bill of Rights alongside the motto.
Full story: Bill allowing ‘In God We Trust’ motto on school walls ready for vote in Pa. House Jan Murphy, The Patriot-News, 5/7/14