Mississippi recently voted in favor of having the Confederate emblem removed from their state flag.
Proposals for what the new flag should look like are under way. One idea is to have “In God We Trust” incorporated into the design. However, there is at least one group, that has an issue with this.
The Satanic Temple has said in the past, that if Christian ideology can be represented in our government, then so can Satanic ideology.
Now that Mississippi is discussing the possibility of having “In God We Trust” on the flag, the Satanic Temple is again, asking for equal representation. A statement posted to social media from the Satanic Temple, said: “Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch and other elected officials have advocated for adding, ‘In God We Trust’ to [the] Mississippi flag as a replacement for the Confederate battle emblem. Fitch said, ‘The addition of ‘In God We Trust’ … is the perfect way to demonstrate who we are.’ The Satanic Temple responded to this proposal by sending a letter to Fitch, noting that while removing the Confederate emblem is a positive step, the proposal shifts exclusion of one group to another. However, if the updated Mississippi flag must include a religious phrase, it should be ‘In Satan We Trust.’
TST reasoned that our values, as expressed by our Seven Tenets, are more consistent with the Mississippian mission. We informed the Attorney General that we would pursue legal action if Mississippi insists on placing an exclusionary religious phrase on its flag.”
The new flag must be designed by Sept 14th, 2020, and then a state wide vote will take place on Nov 3rd, 2020.
What do you think? Should either statement be included in the new flag?