Alabama lawmaker wants to ensure 'In God We Trust' can be on any public building, school
A bill introduced in the Alabama Legislature would allow "In God We Trust" to be placed on any public building in the state.
Sen. Gerald Dial, R-Lineville, introduced the measure on April 11. Specifically, it would "authorize the display of the national motto, "In God We Trust" in or on any public building or public school in the state." Any display would have to be approved by a state agency, a municipality, county or school board.
Dial has introduced similar measures in the past, along with other legislation that would authorize the display of the Ten Commandments at public buildings and schools.
According to In God We Trust America, an group that advocates for the display of the national motto, four Alabama counties - Baldwin, Covington, Dale and Mobile - have passed measures to allow for the display of "In God We Trust." Thirteen cities, including Foley, Gulf Shores, Hoover, Mobile and Orange Beach, passed similar measures.