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The Passion Of The Plate: S.C. Officials Pontificate At 'I Believe' Tag Rally

The debate over the South Carolina "I Believe" license plate rages on.

At least for South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster and Lt. Governor Andre Bauer, who continue to mislead South Carolinians on what Americans United's lawsuit challenging the production of these plates is really about. Read more

Plates On The Table: S.C. Clergy Urge Judge To Block Sectarian License Plates

Today a federal judge in Columbia, S.C., will hear arguments about the South Carolina state legislature's decision to issue a special "Christian" license plate. Read more

Turbulent Tag: Minister Says South Carolina Should Drop Christian License Plate

This July 4, the Rev. Dr. Neal Jones, a plaintiff in AU's lawsuit involving the "I Believe" license plates, reminded South Carolinians of our Founding Fathers' hope to preserve religious liberty for all. Read more

You've Got (Hate) Mail!: South Carolina Lawsuit Sparks Barrage Of Correspondence From AU's Religious Right Friends

Along with ensuring religious liberty, the First Amendment protects the freedom of speech. Thanks to the Internet, people can exercise their freedom of speech faster than ever, and Americans United heard from a bevy of them yesterday after we filed a lawsuit in South Carolina against the state's new "I Believe" license plate. Read more

South Carolina's Christian License Plate: 'I Believe' This Is A Lawsuit Waiting To Happen

I frequently see people driving around in cars, trucks, SUVs, etc. who want me to know about their strong Christian faith. Their bumper stickers proclaim it, as do their little Christian fish symbols. I even saw a guy this weekend who felt compelled to make a giant fish symbol out of reflective tape for his door.

It's fine with me. It's your car, so go ahead and use it to spread whatever message you like.

But understand that the government can't help you. Thus, putting a cross on a state license plate goes too far. Read more

Distortions Afoot?: ADF's Story About Shoe Give-Away Doesn't Wash

Americans United's voice and e-mail boxes were filled last week with messages questioning letters we sent to two South Carolina school districts.

It came to our attention recently that public school officials in Aiken and Edgefield Counties were partnering with the First Baptist Church of North Augusta's "Laces 4 Love" ministry to provide needy children with new shoes each Christmas season. Read more

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