American’s United has won a small victory in the war against theocracy.
A federal judge today ruled that the state of South Carolina may not issue a special “Christian” license plate featuring a cross, a stained-glass window and the words “I Believe.”
Americans United for Separation of Church and State, which sponsored the litigation to stop issuance of the plate, hailed the decision.
“The ‘I Believe’ license plate is a clear example of government favoritism toward one religion,” said the Rev. Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United. “The court drove home an important point: South Carolina officials have no business meddling in religious matters.”
I’m sure it didn’t help that various lawmakers in South Carolina made it abundantly clear that they only voted yes because the plate was for Christians and would have most certainly voted no had it been any other religious group.
I do wonder how they’re going to spin this as a war against “religious freedom” and not theocracy by us mean ole secularists as all the complainants are religious people and organizations.