Monday, November 03, 2014

South Dakota city refuses to remove birthday wishes for Jesus from its snowplows

Snow plows in Sioux Falls, South Dakota will be keeping their explicitly Christian theme, WRAL reports. Mayor Mike Huether said that "unless…I get some Supreme Court case that says I have to" remove the explicitly religious messages that are painted on the city's snow plows, he would not remove them. The plows were paid for by the taxpayers of the city.

The messages were painted by students at Lutheran High School and Sioux Falls Lutheran School. One of them contains the words "Jesus Christ" painted in the style of the Coca-Cola label, with the biblical quotation, "Whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst."

The other simply says, "Happy Birthday, Jesus."

The head of the ACLU of South Dakota, Heather Smith, said that "when the speech is displayed on public equipment that will be in use and could be viewed by the public as a state-sponsored message, the speech then becomes very problematic."


Jesus sure seems to be threatening to a lot of people.


Anonymous said...

Too much Jesiosity is as bad as too much Muhamiosity - it's the same in principle anyways!

Anonymous said...

While too much "Jesusosity" may give you a headache,
too much "Mohamedosity" will cure that. Permanently.

Anonymous said...

What part of "Prohibiting the FREE exercise thereof" are they having a hard time understanding?

Anonymous said...

ACLU is the most misguided organisation that I have ever come across. It spends more time denying people their human rights than defending them. In what way is this the establishment of a religion by the federal government which is forbidden by the constitution? What states, counties and cities do is up to the residents and nothing to do with the ACLU when it comes to religion.

slinky said...

Yeah, the ACLU is an evil organization until you need them.

Anonymous said...

I am an atheist and really do not care what others believe or want to paint on a snow plow. If it really bothers them, then maybe they are not secure in their atheism.

Bird of Paradise said...

Someone should tell the ACLU to GO POUND SAND