Tennessee Public Schools Now Required By Law to Display "In God We Trust" Motto

As students head back to class in Tennessee, a bill signed into law by Governor Haslam in April is making the motto 'In God We Trust' a staple in all Tennessee schools.

A new law in Tennessee requires the motto "In God We Trust" to be prominently displayed in every public school in the state.

The legislation overwhelmingly passed back in March. Now, with schools already in session or soon to be, some parents are sharing concern.

"I think it excludes people that don't believe in the Christian God," Mike Durham of Knoxville said.

Representative Susan Lynn sponsored this bill and recently said this:

"Our national motto is on our money. It's on our license plates. It's part of our national anthem. Our national motto and founding documents are the cornerstone of freedom, and we should teach our children about these things."

VIDEO REPORT: The NBC News station, of course, goes out and finds someone who has a problem with the motto.