Police Department Refuses To Remove “In God We Trust” From Their Police Vehciles
A Texas police station in Childress, Texas is proudly displaying our nation’s motto “In God We Trust” as decals on the back of their vehicles. While this is only showing religious freedom, some people were offended by it and have been trying to get the police station to give up the decals. You won’t believe their response!
The Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) sent a letter to the police department in Childress, Texas, demanding that they remove “In God We Trust” from their police vehicles. To which the police simply responded with: “Go fly a kite.”
Chief Garcia not only refused the demands set forth by FFRF, but also shared his refusal on his Facebook by saying: “After carefully reading your letter I must deny your request in the removal of our Nation’s motto from our patrol units, and ask that you and the Freedom From Religion Foundation go fly a kite.”
The very next day, Texas state Senator Charles Perry (R-Lubbock) and Representative Drew Springer (R-Muenster) issued a joint statement supporting Garcia and the Childress Police Department.
“In God We Trust” was designated the national motto of the United States in 1956 after legislation passed by Congress was signed by President Dwight Eisenhower. The group behind the letter to Childress, the Freedom From Religion Foundation, has unsuccessfully fought to remove “In God We Trust” from other government fixtures such as currency and courthouses in the past. I stand firmly with Chief Adrian Garcia and the Childress Police Department as they protect their right to display “In God We Trust” on patrol cars.- State Senator Charles Perry
We live in a country with a rich history of celebrating faith and honoring religious liberty. It is un-American to suggest a police department should not be allowed to display our national motto. Our law enforcement officers work hard to keep our communities safe and deserve our support, not demands like this. We are in the middle of a spiritual battle in America right now, with the issue of religious liberty front and center. I am proud of Childress Police Department for standing strong.- Representative Drew Springer