legislator is doing his best to keep his state’s Bible Belt
status on the minds of every driver in the area.
State Rep. Steve Hurst, D-Munford, has prefiled a bill that would require all
license plates – with the exception of some specialty and motorcycle plates –
to display the words “God Bless
“(The plates) will let all the people in
know that we are a Bible Belt state,”
told The Associated Press.
Although the bill – which does not call for
the removal of any current wording – is expected to be met with controversy
from the state’s secular community, it also has another problem – where,
exactly, to place the extra wording. In addition to identification numbers and
registration stickers, state law currently requires the phrases “Stars Fell on
Alabama” and “Heart of Dixie” to appear somewhere on the plate.