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Siplin rethinking Jesus license plate



Sen. Gary Siplin, D-Orlando, now says he's thinking about taking the Jesus image off the proposed "Trinity" plate to benefit the Toomey Foundation for the Natural Sciences.Jesusplate

"Not that I don't like the idea," Siplin said. "I mean, I'm proud of Jesus."

Siplin said the thought now is to make the plate say "Trinity" with maybe a "cross, and some nails and a dove, do the trinity."

The mega license plate bill, SB 642, was not taken up Monday in the Senate as expected, but the House version (without either religious plate, Siplin's and one proposed by Sen. Ronda Storms, R-Valrico) passed 88-29.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 5:56pm]


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