What do you think was controversial when Utah decided to offer a customized license plate featuring "In God We Trust"?
The Salt Lake Tribune recently reported that a group in Provo ...
(Provo is actually the capital of Mormonism in Utah in spite of the fact that the Church is building their own version of Vatican City in downtown Salt Lake.)
... is on the final stretch of sponsoring a customized license plate with the motto: "In God We Trust". There was one surprise for me in the article ... and one bit of news that just made me shake my head and say, "Yep!"
Twelve other states beat Utah to the punch and already offer a license plate like that. And here I had been thinking that Utah was the grand champion "Holier Than Thou" state. Does this show that Utah is becoming more worldly or that twelve other states are sinking deeper into the religion tar pit?
Utah allows groups to use this kind of license plate as a fund raising device. The state charges an extra $25 a year and splits it with a sponsor. In this case, a group that does something called "The Freedom Festival" expected to get all the money, but at the last moment, other groups popped up and said they wanted some of it too.
Nobody argued about separation of church and state. (There isn't any in Utah.) They only argued about the money!!