Nebraska lawmakers are considering an unnecessary and exclusionary bill (LB 36) that will require every school classroom to have an “In God We Trust” display. This harmful Christian Nationalist legislation has already passed in several other states, but together, we can stop it in Nebraska!
Government-sponsored religious coercion has no place in our classrooms, public colleges, and public buildings. This message of exclusion is the last thing atheist and religious minority students, teachers, and staff need.
LB 36 will result in bullying and harassment of students with minority beliefs. According to a study on religion in America by the Pew Research Center, 20% of Nebraska residents are religiously unaffiliated. Younger Americans are even more likely to be nonreligious. Nebraska lawmakers should not stigmatize these students by publicly promoting religious messages!
National motto display bills like LB 36 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.