Religious Devotees Express Faith through Vanity Plates

February 18, 2001

Source: The Associated Press

On February 18, 2001, The Associated Press reported that "scores of Massachusetts drivers are adorning their cars vanity plates." Pat Wormsted, manager of special plates at the Registry of Motor Vehicles "said she would not approve any plates that express a religious belief...because some people might be offended," but some religious terms that she is unfamiliar with slip by her. "Placing religious slogans on license plates reflects the traditional desire of believers, especially Christians, to publicly express their faith." People from a range of faiths use vanity plates to express a variety of messages.