Atheist Insists ‘In God We Trust’ Is Removed From All Patrol Cars…. The Sheriff’s Response Has Gone Viral
Here we go again! This time it isn’t a cross on a lawn or a plaque honoring a military combat vet that happens to have a religious message of gratitude. This time it’s a patrol car in Walton County, Florida, for having the “G” word emblazoned on its vehicle.
The Wisconsin-based “Freedom From Religion Foundation”, or perhaps a more accurate term would be this “anti God” group has once again targeted a Sheriff’s vehicle for displaying the state motto ‘In God We Trust’ on its patrol vehicles.
However in their hast and zeal to remove and erase any public references to God, they forget the obvious, and of course Sheriff Michael Adkinson was only to happy after receiving the groups letter requesting the removal of the “G” from his vehicle to remind them that “’in God we trust’ is the state motto of the state of Florida, and has been since 1886.”
And while he acknowledged and appreciates “the religious convictions or lack thereof of all citizens,” he sees “absolutely no conflict in this matter.”
In that the reference to God has been well established since the founding of this nation, in fact all one needs to do is reach into their pocket and pull out a bill, better yet a quarter.
The good Sheriff went on to challenge the group suggesting; “If the Freedom From Religion Foundation wishes us to take them off our vehicles, I suggest that they get a Judge’s order or a new Sheriff.”
Here is the Sheriff's response:
— Walton Co. Sheriff (@wcsopio1) August 5, 2015