Officials in a central California city have voted against displaying the “In God We Trust” motto inside city council chambers.
Visalia Councilman Steve Nelsen proposed the display because he said he wanted to unify residents, according to the Visalia Times-Delta.
“I tried to bring a unifying comment,” he said. “‘In God We Trust’ is something that identifies us as Americans.”
Visalia Mayor Warren Gubler said no one from the public indicated support for displaying the motto; instead, many took to social media to oppose the display.