Florida man plans to ship Arabic ‘In God We Trust’ signs to Texas to help state comply with new law

It all depends on Allah when it comes to declaring Texas’ trust in God.

That’s what a Florida activist plans to convey by helping Texans comply with a new state law requiring public schools to display donated signs that read “In God We Trust.”

“The law apparently assumes these signs are written in English,” Florida activist Chaz Stevens wrote in a fundraising appeal asking for shipping costs. “Oops.”

The Florida man plans to “turn bureaucracy 180 degrees around and use its weight against itself” by plastering Texas with posters in Arabic bearing the motto.

“We will be donating hundreds of Arabic-language ‘In God We Trust’ posters to schools across Texas, flooding the public school system with our Arabic-language IGWT artwork,” he wrote. “Don’t fight the man; let the man fight himself.

Initially, he planned to give only Arabic signs, but then realized that other languages ​​would also be useful.

“Future artwork will include not only Arabic, but also Hindu, Spanish, Chinese and possibly African dialects,” Stevens told CNN.

The law, Senate Bill 797, was passed last year and requires schools to display such signage if donated or “purchased with private donations,” as the Texas Tribune reported.

Although not openly Christian, it is another attempt by Republican lawmakers to infuse taxpayer-funded institutions with Christian ideology, as reported by the Texas Tribune.

The law was drafted by State Senator Bryan Hughes, the same man who drafted the abortion restriction bill that brought in the public as an enforcement offering financial incentives for people to denounce their neighbours.

“These posters show the most casual ways a state can impose religion on the public,” Sophie Ellman-Golan of Jewish for Racial & Economic Justice told the Guardian after the law came into force last week. “Alone, they constitute a fundamental violation of the separation of church and state. But in a larger context, it’s hard not to see them as part of the larger Christian nationalist project.