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Email insights: Matt Gaetz enters the fray over ‘In God We Trust’

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For state Rep. Matt Gaetz, “In God We Trust” is more than the nation’s motto since 1956. In a new email, Gaetz says it is “literally” the founding values of both Florida and the United States. So when Police Chief Chris Wells of Bonifay – a small town in Holmes County — is criticized for wanting to keep “In God We Trust” decals on police vehicles, Gaetz felt obliged to step in. Gaetz asks supporters: “Do you think it is…

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Jacksonville city councilman quizzes commission nominees on gay marriage

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Tia Mitchell of the Florida Times Union reports that Jacksonville City Councilman Clay Yarborough asked a Jacksonville Human Rights Commission nominee about his views on same-sex marriage and his tenure on the Islamic Center of Northeast Florida’s board. Yarborough also asked the man and another nominee to disclose whether they support prayer in public buildings, the use of the phrase “In God We Trust” on government seals and “Under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance. The questions came before the council’s…

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