I was talking to someone else about the license plate controversy that we have had the past couple of years over the "I believe" plate here in SC. It was approved, then denied, then that was appealed, there are petitions, and I don't even know if they've ever finally approved it or not. Our Lt. Gov., Andre Bauer, is a big advocate for the tag.
I don't know why Christians feel the need to have such tag, especially when everyone that goes to the DMV gets the option to have our state tag or the "In God We Trust" tag at no extra charge.
Why do they need both options? And btw, I see this tag more than our state license plate one. Probably because it is free and everyone is asked if they want the "In God We Trust" tag instead of the palmetto tag. I know they asked me that every time I've had to apply for a tag here.
Does anyone else have this issue? Are "In God We Trust" tags in every state? What are your opinions on these STATE ISSUED tags?
Atheist tag here
I wonder the same. If they'd stay neutral, we wouldn't have such uproars. Do they not understand that by doing stupid crap like this, they are causing the controvers? If Christians never got their "In God We Trust" on our money in the first place, they wouldn't think anything about not having it on there now.
Luckily, the atheists in the lower part of the state here started a non-profit and were able to get approval for this tag:
BUT, to my understanding, you have to be a member of "Secular Humanists of the Low Country" and you have to present the DMV with an up-to-date, valid membership card saying that you're member of the group in order to be considered for the tag. It's unfair because anyone can get the christian tags.
SC also has the "Choose Life" plate. There have been lawsuits to have a "Pro Choice" plate but the plates were never passed. That has been some time ago, though. We still only have the "Choose Life" ones, so I guess the pro-choicers just don't matter as much.