Liberals have been trying to destroy our freedom of religion for decades.
Sheriff Hank Partin of Virginia was recently told by the Montgomery County board to remove a Matthew 5:9 bible decal from his police cruiser.
“Blessed are the peacemakers,” the decals read.
“In my mind, there’s nothing wrong with the statement itself … However, based on our legal advice, when you … make the reference to Matthew 5:9, there are some serious concerns about the Establishment Clause and Separation of Church and State and the First Amendment,” board supervisor Chris Tuck told Fox News’ Todd Starnes.
According to the Roanoke Times, Partin agreed with their demands because he didn’t want to cause a scene.
“In the midst of National Police Week, we want to focus on those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving their communities,” he said, referencing an annual observance that pays tribute to fallen officers. “The last thing that I want is for this to become a distraction to the men and women who serve their communities selflessly every day.”
Members of the Freedom From Religion Foundation were the main culprits behind the complaint.
“A Bible verse … is a sectarian and exclusively religious statement,” FFRF staff attorney Sam Grover complained to the Times. “Under the Establishment Clause, the sheriff’s office, as a government entity, must remain neutral. It cannot promote one religion over another, or religion over non-religion.”
“I don’t believe the citizens of Montgomery County want me to get into a situation where hundreds of thousands of dollars of tax money may end up having to be given to the ACLU,” Tuck added.
This is extremely disturbing. Partin clearly meant no harm and only wanted to honor God. It makes no sense to me why liberals let themselves get so worked up over this. So what if you don’t believe in a God, that is fine, but you have no right to try and take that away from people who know he exists.
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