FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — “In God We Trust” is the official U.S. National Motto. It appears on our cash and coins.
That phrase will also be appearing on buildings in 37 locations across North Carolina — 24 county buildings and 13 city buildings.
The Motto Action Committee, based out of Lexington, is behind the cause. The organization says counties including Alamance, Davidson, Davie and Stokes are among the locations that will have at least one government building with the phrase displayed.
The decision to put the motto on buildings ultimately comes down to the vote of local governments. Organization leaders says they want to promote the U.S. national motto, which is rooted in religion.
The cost to put the lettering on a building will range from $1,000 to $4,000 dollars. The cost is covered by fundraising donations raised by the Motto Action Committee.
The organization plans to approach all 100 counties in the state with this proposal.
We spoke to a board of commissioner in Forsyth County who says it could be a tough sell to local government leaders who support the separation of church and state.