Politics, States

Florida House Passes ‘In God We Trust’ Bill for Schools

The House of Representatives of Florida has a unique response to the mass shooting in Parkland that consumed a full week of media: God.

Legislators passed a bill that would require the nation’s motto “In God We Trust” to be emblazoned in classrooms across the state.

Rep. Kim Daniels, author of the bill, detailed of God, “He is the light, and our schools need light in them like never before.”

The bill earned bipartisan support and will now head to the state’s Senate for deliberation.

The question is whether the leftist media will fire arrows at the bill as well: no God, no guns in schools.

Here’s more from Daily Signal…

The Florida House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday requiring all public schools to prominently display the nation’s motto, “In God We Trust,” somewhere on campus.

The state House passed the bill in the wake of the recent massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland amid mounting cries for legislative solutions to gun violence, the Tampa Bay Times reported.

Democrats and Republicans who sponsored and supported the bill offered it as one such solution, saying that introducing and welcoming God into the school environment would combat the causes of mass shootings and other tragedies.

“He is not a Republican or a Democrat. He is not black or white,” bill sponsor Rep. Kim Daniels, a Democrat,  said of God.  “He is the light, and our schools need light in them like never before.”

Daniels, who is also a pastor, acknowledged that Florida has “gun issues,” especially with regard to violence against children and in schools. But, he said, for legislation to be effective it has to address more than just guns—it has to address the root of the problem.

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