May 3, 2009

Tennessee Considering Bills to Authorize Church-Specific License Plates

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The Tennessee General Assembly is currently considering bills that would permit the state to issue specialty vehicle license plates for a specific church, the Church of God in Christ. The bills were sponsored by two Memphis legislators. If passed, this would mark the first time a license plate has been allowed for a specific religious denomination.

If you have an opinion on whether states should offer specialty plates for churches and why or why not, consider e-mailing a brief (3-4 sentence) response to Hot Button at hotbutton@commercialappeal.com by May 6. They also request that responses include identifying information (e.g., name, home address and daytime/evening telephone numbers) so they can contact the authors of comments they want to publish.

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