New Mexico lawmakers are asking Governor Grisham to give them special permission to consider harmful Christian Nationalist legislation. This bill (HB 115) would require every public building, classroom, and license plate to display “In God We Trust.”
Government-sponsored religious coercion has no place in our public buildings, classrooms, and our roadways. And this message of exclusion is the last thing atheist and religious minority students and teachers need.
These religious extremists think they can pressure her into allowing a vote on this bill.
HB 115 will result in bullying and harassment of students with minority beliefs. According to a study on religion in America by the Pew Research Center, 21% of New Mexico residents are religiously unaffiliated. Younger Americans are even more likely to be nonreligious. New Mexico lawmakers should not stigmatize these students by promoting religious messages in school!
National motto display bills like HB 115 are being pushed by special interests as part of Project Blitz, an effort by Christian Nationalists to rewrite American history so that it favors their agenda. These bills aim to undermine the separation of religion and government and spread a false narrative that America was founded as a Christian nation.