US state ordered to stop making relig...

US state ordered to stop making religious car tags

There are 69 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Dec 11, 2008, titled US state ordered to stop making religious car tags. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

COLUMBIA, S.C. A federal judge says South Carolina must stop marketing and making license plates that feature the image of a cross and the words "I Believe." The judge issued a temporary injunction during a ...

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swami yo mami

Asheville, NC

#1 Dec 11, 2008
Thank God!
BuncCyBapt

Asheville, NC

#2 Dec 11, 2008
It's about time.

Since: Nov 08

Boiling Springs, SC

#3 Dec 11, 2008
And a personal tag bothers you why?

Check out all the tags NC offers, why should a religious choice be stopped?

http://www.ncdot.org/dmv/vehicle_services/lic...
Cornbread1

United States

#4 Dec 11, 2008
And what someone has on their license plate is an issue why?
underhay

Chapin, SC

#5 Dec 11, 2008
aww... does this mean i won't be able to get my Flying Spaghetti Monster plate?
the other side

AOL

#6 Dec 11, 2008
People should have the right to express thier beleif in something on a specailty plate just as the people who bring these kind of lawsuits have the right to have "I'M AN IDIOT" on thier plates. God will prevail in the end.
Fed Up

Dillon, SC

#7 Dec 11, 2008
Why do you find it necessary to advertise your beliefs? It's a personal thing. God, some of you people kill me.
my my

Spartanburg, SC

#8 Dec 11, 2008
swami yo mami wrote:
Thank God!
Why did you thank God?
pharisee

Maxton, NC

#9 Dec 11, 2008
In my day all of us Pharisees would have an I believe tag on our chariot. The bigger the better. that makes us look so much holier than the average man. We would not care if God was pleased or not with us. Just as long as our fellow man thought we were holy. Some trouble maker from Nazareth called us white washed graves. He said outside we looked pretty but inside we are full of dead bones.
He got his just come uppins.
Cornbread1

United States

#10 Dec 11, 2008
I must be missing something.

I just don't spend alot of time worrying about what someone has on their license plate.
pharisee

Maxton, NC

#11 Dec 11, 2008
my my wrote:
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Why did you thank God?
dyslexic.meant Dog
obama is the antichrist

Suffolk, VA

#13 Dec 11, 2008
Tink2 wrote:
And a personal tag bothers you why?
Because they are liberals and they cannot live without putting their nose in other peoples business.
Beth

Weaverville, NC

#14 Dec 11, 2008
WillardHartsock wrote:
I want a "Worship Satan" plate.
Evil doer. God will smote you.(or is it smite?) Sometimes I'm just so confused. Have you left town again? Hunting trip or something like that.
OklahomaNative

Chesnee, SC

#15 Dec 11, 2008
Hmmm. Sure is starting to look more and more like your personal rights of expression are stripped away if you believe in God. I guess tags that support sports teams, and random stuff are much more important......

(And just to be clear, I am a HUGE college sports fan, so I have NOTHING against sports fans or tags with sports teams/colleges, etc! Just seems we should get our priorities straight.)
Fed Up

Dillon, SC

#16 Dec 11, 2008
Beth wrote:
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Evil doer. God will smote you.(or is it smite?) Sometimes I'm just so confused. Have you left town again? Hunting trip or something like that.
No, he just crawled back under a rock where he belongs.
Uncommon Sense

Inman, SC

#17 Dec 11, 2008
And why wasn't this a big deal when SC manufactured the "In God We Trust" license plates? Oh, wait. That was after 9-11 when the Holy angels could hear this country's collective scream, "God Bless America!" all the way to the high heavens.

And why wasn't this a big deal when the SC DMV was accepting applications and pre-payment for "I Believe" license plates on the front page of its very public website?

Seriously, the people who worry about what someone else's license plate says should find another extracurricular activity. Really. I mean, try it. Find an organization that is short-staffed and short-funded this holiday season and donate some of your time. Go to a battered women's shelter or a children's hospital. Find something worthy to rally against: domestic violence, leukemia or homelessness, for instance. Any thinking person would agree that this whole license plates crusade pales in comparison.

Not in one single place in my SC Driver's Manual does it instruct me to keep diligent watch for the wording on other motorists' license tags. It does, however, instruct me time and time again to keep my eyes on the road, pay attention to traffic, practice defensive driving, etc. You know, things that have to do with DRIVING. Why don't we all just give that a try?

What someone chooses to stick on his own rear end shouldn't concern you as long as you're not driving it, maintaining it or paying for it.

Since: Nov 08

The Mountains of WNC

#18 Dec 11, 2008
Cornbread1 wrote:
I must be missing something.
I just don't spend alot of time worrying about what someone has on their license plate.
Me neither. Those that do probably need to be assigned more work.
Sand Dollar

Conway, SC

#19 Dec 11, 2008
Wiley Coyote wrote:
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Me neither. Those that do probably need to be assigned more work.
Very good! You took the words right out of my mouth.
Sand Dollar

Conway, SC

#20 Dec 11, 2008
Uncommon Sense wrote:
And why wasn't this a big deal when SC manufactured the "In God We Trust" license plates? Oh, wait. That was after 9-11 when the Holy angels could hear this country's collective scream, "God Bless America!" all the way to the high heavens.
And why wasn't this a big deal when the SC DMV was accepting applications and pre-payment for "I Believe" license plates on the front page of its very public website?
Seriously, the people who worry about what someone else's license plate says should find another extracurricular activity. Really. I mean, try it. Find an organization that is short-staffed and short-funded this holiday season and donate some of your time. Go to a battered women's shelter or a children's hospital. Find something worthy to rally against: domestic violence, leukemia or homelessness, for instance. Any thinking person would agree that this whole license plates crusade pales in comparison.
Not in one single place in my SC Driver's Manual does it instruct me to keep diligent watch for the wording on other motorists' license tags. It does, however, instruct me time and time again to keep my eyes on the road, pay attention to traffic, practice defensive driving, etc. You know, things that have to do with DRIVING. Why don't we all just give that a try?
What someone chooses to stick on his own rear end shouldn't concern you as long as you're not driving it, maintaining it or paying for it.
My thoughts exactly!
Sand Dollar

Conway, SC

#21 Dec 11, 2008
Don't you think this world is in enough trouble without the having to pacify another atheist?

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