"In God We Trust" to Be Posted in East Baton Rouge Parish Public School

October 18, 2002

Source: The Advocate

On October 18, 2002 The Advocate reported that "Soon visitors to public schools in East Baton Rouge Parish will see the national motto, 'In God We Trust,' emblazoned on framed posters at the entrances. With no discussion, the School Board agreed Thursday to put up the 'In God We Trust' posters in schools. The posters will be supplied by the East Baton Rouge Republican Women, a local chapter of the Louisiana and National Federation of Republican Women. Afterward, state Rep. A.G. Crowe said that the national motto on the poster is a reminder of the Judeo-Christian origins of this country and its legal system. However, critics say the attempt to single out the motto for display is an attempt to promote a specific religion in public school."