Sunday, April 26, 2009
New Jesus license plate in Florida?
Only in Florida?
Amy Hollyfield, writing for the Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau, says "If you want Jesus on your license plate, the Florida Senate is looking out for you. ...
"Religious specialty plates offered by Sen. Ronda Storms, R-Valrice, and Sen. Gary Siplin, D-Orlando, made it onto a bill Friday even though many members had not seen the images of those plates and none was produced for the debate."
Siplin's "Trinity" license plate "has a picture of my Lord and savior Jesus Christ."
"Storms' 'I Believe' plate would benefit Faith in Teaching, an Orlando company that funds faith-based programs at schools. Its design features a cross over a stained-glass window." If I recall correctly, Faith in Teaching is a Roman Catholic outfit. Their website is currently inaccessible or has been taken down.
In the Senate, "After a not-so-simple vote (two voice votes, a voided roll call vote, two quorum calls and finally one that counted), the amendment with Siplin's tags was adopted 22-13. Storms' tag passed on a voice vote."
And so it goes. The religious fruitcakes in our midst continue, even as Florida is suffering a tremendously oppressive economic upheaval, waste time in the legislature puttering around with religious license plates which have no relevance to anything and are most certainly against the United States Constitution!
Read more at Tampabay.com here.
h/t to yborcitystogie here.