Just one week after a gunman walked into the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida and murdered 17 people, the Florida State House has passed a bill by a landslide, requiring the phrase, “In God We Trust” to be posted in “a conspicuous place” in all public schools.

The phrase is actually the Florida state motto, and the bill was sponsored by Rep. Kim Daniels – a Democrat. Daniels reportedly runs her own ministry, and said Florida needed the legislation.

“He is not a Republican or a Democrat. He is not black or white. He is the light, and our schools need light in them like never before,” Daniels said, referring to God.

The bill will now move on to the Florida State Senate.

The Tampa Bay Times reported:

She spoke directly of the school shooting, and said it’s no secret that the state has “gun issues” that must be addressed.

“But the real thing that needs to be addressed are issues of the heart,” Daniels said.

She mentioned video games as an example, saying children are being trained to become virtual assassins. Things might be getting so bad, Daniels suggested, that people will come to realize problems are much larger than politics.

“We cannot put God in a closet when the issues we face are bigger than us,” she said, urging colleagues to back the bill.

The bill passed 97-10, with the result winning a standing ovation. The Senate has yet to take up a companion bill in any committees.

Liberals and atheists are already throwing tantrums and voicing their outrage on Twitter:

The bill has been in consideration for a few weeks. The following news broadcast from Jan. 24 announced that it was pending.

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