(WATE) – “In God We Trust” will be on the walls of public schools as students head back to class.
Leaders in Nashville, Tenn. passed a law in spring requiring the national motto to be shown at each school.
The first day of school is coming up quickly and the Distefanos are ready in some ways.
“Fifth grade is pretty hard, so I’m kind of looking forward but kind of not,” said Emma Distefano.
Her mom, Pebby Distefano, says she has mixed feelings hearing that “In God We Trust” will be somewhere at her daughter’s school.
“I believe in God. My daughter believes in God. However, there are also people who do not believe in God that attend the same school that my daughter does and I would not want their religions imposed on my beliefs, as well as I know my beliefs don’t need to be imposed on them,” she said.
WATE 6 On Your Side posted to Facebook on Wednesday asking parents to share their thoughts about ‘”n God We Trust” going up at Tennessee Schools. Benjamin and Sabrina Cooper posted, “We need God in our schools and everywhere else.”
Ruby Daniels commented, “Love it. Put God back in schools.”
Others shared on Facebook their concerns with the new law. Carly Fils posted, “Seriously? It’s ridiculous! Not all students are religious!”
Pati Sexton wrote, “Unconstitutional would be my thought. This is an illegal, government, endorsement of Christianity.”
“There are more religions than just Christianity,” posted Kelly Boring.