An Arizona state lawmaker is trying to get rid of “In God We Trust” specialty license plates because he says an “extremist hate group” is benefiting from each purchase.
The non-profit says it is the victim of a “misinformation campaign.”
Democratic state Sen. Juan Mendez introduced a bill seeking to bar the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) from selling the plate with the national motto because proceeds go to the Scottsdale-based religious freedom law firm, Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF).
Arizona allows non-profit organizations, like ADF and the University of Arizona, to create specialty plates.
A portion of the purchase — no tax dollars — goes to the group.
The Secular Coalition for Arizona, a group that opposes religion in government, directed Mendez to find out where the money from the plates was going, AZ Central reported.- READ MORE