Thursday, September 10, 2015

Police cars' 'In God We Trust' decals draw complaints

A police department in a Texas Bible Belt community has placed large "In God We Trust" decals on its patrol vehicles in response to recent violence against law enforcement officers, drawing criticism from a watchdog group that says the decals amount to an illegal government endorsement of religion.

The decision by police this month to unveil the phrase in Childress, an agricultural community of some 6,100 people at the southern edge of the Texas Panhandle, follows a similar move by dozens of other police agencies elsewhere in the country.

Police Chief Adrian Garcia said he decided to add the decals in response to recent attacks on law enforcement personnel that have received broad attention, including the Aug. 28 killing of a sheriff's deputy who was shot 15 times at a Houston-area gas station.

"I think with all the assaults happening on officers across the country ... it's time we get back to where we once were," Garcia told the Red River Sun newspaper. He did not respond to an Associated Press request for comment.

Other law enforcement agencies have cited different reasons for adding the phrase to their vehicles. Mark Nichols, the sheriff of Randolph County, Missouri, said he had it added to his department's fleet in July out of a sense of patriotism.

"It's our nation's motto and we want to be patriotic toward our country," Nichols said.

He said the Missouri Sheriff's Association previously voted to support adding "In God We Trust" to sheriff's vehicles across the state.



Anonymous said...

This, like so many other instances, reveals the US to the World as a theocracy in all but name. And, more importantly, gives justification to the Islamists that the US is merely in a war against Islam on the side of Christianity as "just" another religious war - like a continuation of the medieval Crusades, and that the methods/warfare used by the US entitles the less equipped Islamists to resist as brutaly as they can. So it would benefit the the US to play down the association of patriotism with religion in the image it puts out to the World through the media and otherwise.

Anonymous said...

But more importantly, "First they came for the Christians..."

In the meantime, when will they come for the currency?

Bird of Paradise said...

Becuase all mention of a superior being other then Gaia offends the ears of whiny liberal twats

Anonymous said...

Why would putting the motto on police cars make cops any more safe?
Are people who want to do harm to cops likely to change their minds if they see the motto?

Anonymous said...

More leftist whining about nothing. How the the do you get from 'In God We Trust' to the government establishing a religion? And the clause in the constitution only applies to the Federal Government not State governments and their individual constitutions. It is time to put the leftist arseholes back in their place i.e. putting their white sheets back on like they did in the good old days.

Anonymous said...

I thought that the Muslims have Allah as their God. What God is specified in the phrase "In God We Trust." ?

Anonymous said...

Yes, just spelling God with capital 'G' doesn't make it clear who or what god is being discussed. In this case it's presumably the Christian god who is directly related to the Jewish god Jahweh (however spelled), who was originally the tribal war god of the ancient Hebrews, who had to ditch all their other gods for this very jealous one, whose prophet Moses commanded should be their only god (just like the Muslim prophet Mohammed forced his followers to ditch all the local pagan gods and follow the war god Allah.

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