A youth pastor in Benton, Arkansas wants public school students to obey the teachings of Christianity.
Republican state Rep. Jim Dotson wrote a new law that forces elementary and secondary schools to display a framed picture or poster of “In God We Trust” above an American flag in their libraries and classrooms.
The Pleasant Hill Baptist Church is donating “In God We Trust” signs to schools in the Benton School District.
Chris Reed, a youth pastor at the church, explained the purpose of the signs to KARZ:
Our church discussed it very briefly of, “Absolutely, that’s something we want to be a part of.” Though we may differ on what “In God We Trust” means specifically, I think we can all agree that there’s a greater calling in our life that’s greater than us…
As a student pastor, I think it’s vital that we have that spiritual influence in our schools as much as possible. This is who we are, this is who we have been and hopefully, I pray, that’s who we continue to be moving forward. In the name of Jesus that our lives will be directed as we obediently follow Christ.
The Benton School District did not comment.