‘God’ sparks controversy in council chambers
Tacoma — The Pierce County Council will meet this afternoon and consider displaying the phrase ‘In God We Trust’ in the front of the council chambers where everyone can read it but some say that phrase upsets them.
Councilmember Jim McCune says the four word phrase is a tradition here in the United States and that’s why he proposed to have those four words etched in a plaque.
Some people are strongly opposed to the idea. Sam Mulvey said, “God to me is not a positive concept. I don’t believe in a god and I find religion overall to be a fairly negative force.”
The Pierce County Council meets this afternoon at 3 pm and the seven members will likely vote on the concept. We will continue to follow this story for updates.