Freedom From Religion Foundation calls In God We Trust decals “inappropriate”

(WRDW News) A motto that is being brought to focus in a different light. “I mean it’s senseless. I mean to take a motto that’s been around forever and to turn it into a big issue is just, I mean it’s senseless,” said Dedric Smith, Chief Investigator at the Burke County Sheriff’s Office.  A small decal on the back of some Burke County patrol went unnoticed until the Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter to Sheriff Greg Coursey urging him to remove the decal. “Many citizens are offended and imagine if you were in a rural community and you had an Atheist bumper sticker on your car and you’re pulled over by a sheriff who’s got an “In God We Trust” decal on his car. It’s unseeingly, it’s just inappropriate,” said Freedom From Religion Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor. Sheriff Coursey has already told News 12 he will not remove the decals, but Gaylor says they are still waiting for the right person to complain before they can move forward with any legal action. “We are like I said we’re trying to and persuade and we are waiting for the right set of circumstances to sue,” said Gaylor.

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