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Thu Sep 25, 2014, 11:25 AM

Ballwin Rejects "In God We Trust" Sign After Atheist Mother's Passionate Plea

Ballwin officials voted Monday to reject a plan to to put up an "In God We Trust" sign on city property.

The Holy Infant Knights of Columbus had pledged $750 to putting the motto on a sign in this St. Louis suburb. All the plan needed was the approval of the city's board of aldermen.

The aldermen voted 6 to 2 against displaying the motto "In God We Trust" in four-inch letters behind the dais, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Ballwin originally seemed to support the proposed sign until Nikki Moungo, a Ballwin resident and self-proclaimed atheist, spoke out at an aldermanic meeting, asking the board not to alienate non-religious residents.

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The six aldermen who voted against the sign told the meeting that while they are religious, they did not want to approve a sign that would cause divisions, according to the Post-Dispatch.

http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com/dailyrft/2014/09/ballwin_rejects_in_god_we_trust_sign_after_atheist_mothers_passionate_plea_video.php#more

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 11:30 AM

1. Earlier thread.

 

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1218152030

It doesn't state if they accepted the woman's $1,000 offer.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 12:42 PM

2. Common sense beats Christian privilege.

 

You don't see that every day.

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Response to mr blur (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 02:10 PM

3. No, but it does seem to be increasing in frequency.

Despite the attempts of believers to stop it.

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