"I think it allows people of faith to profess that they believe in a higher calling, they believe in God," said Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer.Bauer has offered to personally pay a $4,000 deposit required for the Department of Motor Vehicles to begin producing the plates. The fee would be returned to him later...
...While individuals can ask the DMV to print plates for other faiths -- for a $4,000 fee -- the request would be subject to significant limits and rules not imposed for the Christian plate. Other tags could feature a religious symbol -- such as the Star of David -- but no words would be allowed...
... Bauer said allowing Christians to have a specialty license plate is freedom of speech. He said those who oppose are prejudiced against Christians.
(No dumbass. We oppose the sanctioning of any religion from the state - i.e. yourself being that you were elected by the people. You are charged with running the government as a secular republic. Not a theocracy.)
"We're not going to back down," Bauer said. "We're going to fight for a change. I'm tired of seeing Christians back down in fear of a lawsuit."
Bauer also said he is not afraid of a personal political backlash against him.
"If I were never to get elected or serve in another capacity because I pronounce my faith as a Christian, I don't have a problem with that,"