Clark County council votes to display 'In God we Trust' on wall of hearing room

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The Clark County Council voted to display the words "In God we trust" on the wall of the public hearing room in Vancouver.

The Columbian reports the 2-1 vote followed weeks of debate and four hours of public comment Tuesday night from an overflow crowd.

About 80 people spoke, almost evenly split between those for and against posting the national motto on a wall of the chamber.

Supporters holding signs that read "In God We Trust," shouted "Amen," ''Praise Jesus" and "Hallelujah."

Opponents raised signs reading "E Pluribus Unum," and "Stop divisive distractions."

The "In God we trust" motion had failed at a meeting two weeks earlier for lack of a second.


Information from: The Columbian.