I am very disappointed in the vote of the Fresno City Council to place “In God We Trust” on the chamber wall. There is a separation of church and state clause in the U.S. Constitution that should remain clear and is being muddied everyday. To think this is a moral or ethical stand is pure folly. Many of faith object. Why would you place the beliefs of others below yours?
I am a person of faith and I believe in God, but anthropomorphically speaking, I am sure God’s ego is big enough and secure enough that the creator doesn’t feel it necessary to have emblazoned on the wall of a government institution, “In God We Trust,” to salve the petty consciences of some humans.
It’s not the “moral majority’s” right to impose their views on others, nor does it enlighten a community. I am ashamed of my city council members, their inability to put others before self. It appears their faith is much smaller than their egos. It shall serve as a reminder to those who feel under-represented, just who their narrow-minded city council is, each time they enter chambers, as it very well should.
Melissa Fry, Fresno