If they trust in God, why do they wear seat belts? The extension of this argument would be that seat belts are anti-Christian and should be banned from cars for sale in South Carolina.
I hope you are right, Mike, this would be a costly legal goose chase for the state (using our tax dollars) if the legislature decided to move forward by endorsing Christian license plates.
To be a bit of the understanding sort, I'll say that the Christians who support this license plate honestly believe that this is a tempest in a teapot, that is, there is no harm in it.
It IS of course, a problem for the non-believer, for all the obvious reasons and it SHOULD be a problem for the believer too if they thought through all the ramifications of government-sponsored religious icons. But they won't see that because their world is not broad enough. It is our job, in protecting our interests, to broaden that world.
Yeah, Stephanie, they can. Any group can get custom designed plates and there is an existing process for the application, fees, etc. Brauer, et. al. simply wanted to make a statement to that would make their 'base' happy and position them for the next state election cycle; it's all posturing.
Now, every other day in the Greenville Times, there is a letter to the editor and a kazillion comments arguing over the plates. Hell, even I'm tired of arguing about it with the zealots.
Quite frankly, that "I Believe" plate conjures up a bunch of almost pranks that would probably cause them to pull the plates. Think about that honking big cross with the plate letters 'itties' after it. Or the bumper stickers for right below it..."I Believe" that religion is a crock or 'in the power of reason and sanity' or 'that this license plate sucks'.
We thought we'd have problems when we put the 'In Reason...' plate on the car but except for problems from the dealership mechanic (who kept hiding the part we needed to fix the car and stealing the headlight bulbs) we've had no damage.