Oklahoma House approves ‘In God We Trust' for state motto

Published: March 26, 2012
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma House has adopted a resolution declaring “Oklahoma - In God We Trust!” as the state's official motto.

The resolution was adopted Monday on a voice vote and now heads to the Senate for consideration.

Democratic Rep. Danny Morgan of Prague says he introduced the measure after learning Oklahoma never officially adopted a state motto. The words “Labor Omnia Vincit,” or “Labor Conquers All Things,” appears on the state seal, but Morgan says it was never officially authorized as the state motto. He says he hopes to keep “Labor Omnia Vincit” as the state slogan.

The head of the Oklahoma chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, former Democratic state Rep. Ryan Kiesel referred to the resolution as a “frivolous waste of legislative time.”