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Highland Man Wants Patriotic Poster in Every Utah Classroom

Highland Man Wants Patriotic Poster in Every Utah Classroom

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HIGHLAND, Utah (AP) -- If Oak Norton gets his way every Utah classroom will soon display a poster bearing a simple, patriotic message: "In God We Trust."

Norton says the nation's survival depends on trusting in God. He handed out poster in the Alpine School District at the end of the school year.

Some parents, teachers and administrators support the effort. Highland Elementary School principal Reed Hodson says he'll require teachers to hang them in their classroom next year.

The American Atheists object to the idea. They say religion is divisive and doesn't belong in schools.

But there may be little anyone could do to block Norton's poster drive.

In 2002, the Utah Legislature passed a law requiring every state school to post the national motto.

Utah is one of several states that allow or require the posting.

Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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