BENTONVILLE, Ar. — An atheist group has spoken to the Bentonville school board about a campaign to change a religious sign at public schools in the city.
Back in 2017, the Arkansas legislature passed a law that requires public schools to display framed posters of our nation’s motto “In God We Trust” if they are donated to the district.
Nick Fish, the National Program Director for American Atheists, told the school board he doesn’t mind the idea of the signs.
But he believes a different slogan should be added.
“It’s a slogan that is divisive and that excludes people,” Fish said. “We want the symbolism for E Pluribus Unum which means “from many one”. It’s an important message especially in today’s political climate.”
Bentonville schools released a statement, saying, “Our schools should not serve as the backdrop for political agendas, regardless of the viewpoint.”