Post Offices in Texas told to take down posters with the nation's motto-Truth!
Post Offices In Texas Have Taken Down Posters With "In God We Trust" on them-Truth!
Summary of eRumor:You are urged to write "In God We Trust" on the back of your mail in protest of reports that 2 Post Offices in Texas were forced to remove posters that displayed the nation's motto.
According to an 11/17/02 article in the Amarillo Globe-News, this controversy got started when a retired engineer Frank Williamson donated small posters to Post Offices that said "In God We Trust." They were ordered taken down because of a prohibition against displaying most handbills and fliers from individuals. There was a howl of protest. As a result, the Postal Service announced that a poster of its own design would be posted in all 38,000 Post Offices across the country. That was helped by the discovery that a resolution in the House of Representatives in 2000 had been passed encouraging posting the motto in public buildings.
Last updated 1/16/03
A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:
You may have heard in the news that a couple of Post Offices in TX have been
forced to take down small posters that say”IN GOD WE TRUST”.The law they say
they are violating is something silly about electioneering posters. (is God
running for office?)
Anyway, I heard proposed on a radio station show, that we all write “IN GOD
WE TRUST” on the back of all our mail. After all, that is our national
and on all the money we use to buy those stamps.I think it is a wonderful
idea. We must take back our nation from all the people that think that
anything that offends them
should be removed. If you like this idea, please pass it on, and DO IT.