Monday, December 29, 2014

'In God We Trust' signs now hang in Capitol meeting rooms

State lawmakers will debate legislation in committees next year beneath "In God We Trust" signs.

According to reports, state officials hung the new signs in 11 committee rooms in the Capitol and Capitol Annex, where legislators have offices and meeting rooms. Legislators approved the signs in March.

The ACLU of Kentucky and Americans United for the Separation of Church and State are not happy about the signs, but say there is little chance a judge would order them removed.

President Dwight Eisenhower established "In God We Trust" as the country's national motto in 1956. The slogan has appeared on U.S. currency since 1864. The motto is also displayed in the state House and Senate chambers.