Controversy Over 'One State Under God' Texas License Plate

| by Michael Allen

A license plate that declares Texas "One State Under God" went on sale this week, despite an outcry from critics who say the government shouldn't be endorsing religion.

The license plate, which was narrowly approved (4-3) by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, features the words and image of three crosses.

Each plate costs $55, with some proceeds going to Glory Gang, a group that works with underprivileged children. It was made available Monday for drivers at

Glory Gang board member Matt Rocco told The Christian Post: "We believe the new plate will appeal to a lot of Texans who believe as we do, who will like knowing that sharing a Christian message from their cars will also help kids in need,"

However, Dan Quinn, communications director for the Texas Freedom Network, said: "I think you want to be very careful when you give government the authority to favor a particular religion in an official way such as this. We support religious freedom for everybody. The question is: Do you need government approval for that? We don’t want government having that authority."