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Sat Mar 13, 2021, 10:56 AM

My local police department

My local police department has affixed decals to the rear bumpers of police vehicles that read, "In God We Trust." I personally object, but I feel like it's unconstitutional because "God" has no say or influence whatsoever in public policing or government. Is it worth the time and effort to contact the mayor of our small city and ask that the decals be removed?

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Reply My local police department (Original post)
Master_Monstruwacan Mar 2021 OP
NJCher Mar 2021 #1
marble falls Mar 2021 #2
Delmette2.0 Mar 2021 #3
JohnnyRingo Mar 2021 #4
FoxNewsSucks Mar 2021 #5
Master_Monstruwacan Mar 2021 #7
NeoGreen Mar 2021 #6
3Hotdogs Mar 2021 #8
DavidDvorkin Mar 2021 #9
Freelancer Mar 17 #10

Response to Master_Monstruwacan (Original post)

Sat Mar 13, 2021, 11:04 AM

1. yes, I think you should

these types of incidents move onto bigger incidents if they are not called out.

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Response to Master_Monstruwacan (Original post)

Sat Mar 13, 2021, 11:09 AM

2. If it bothers you, it's worth making your opinion known to those who can make a change ...

... maybe your input is the tipping point.

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Response to Master_Monstruwacan (Original post)

Sat Mar 13, 2021, 11:10 AM

3. Yes it is worth your time and effort.

You never know who else will be drawn into the conversation.

Everyone has a different take on the phrase "In God We Trust. Is it salvation from hell? Is it having a guardian angel watching over you and your family? Is it having faith that God has a personal plan for your life.

No matter which way the argument is presented, it is a throwback to ultra religious groups from even hundreds of years ago who believed that they were the only true religion of God.

What is your city council going to do when enough citizens agree that their definition of God is better, and the rules change.

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Response to Master_Monstruwacan (Original post)

Sat Mar 13, 2021, 11:20 AM

4. In God we trust

...but I've never seen anyone pass on a good lawyer.

That would irk me too, and I'd have to think hard on whether to make a stink about it, but in the end what kind of victory would I celebrate? Getting a slew of tickets and death threats from Christians would ring as a hollow one when the dust settles on my complaint.

Better yet, email pix to https://ffrf.org/ or the ACLU with concern that non Christians may not get the same justice as believers in your town, and let them do the initial leg work. See what comes of that before you get your own ass nailed to a proverbial cross.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #4)

Sat Mar 13, 2021, 11:39 AM

5. That's a good idea,

I've seen that sticker also and don't like it for the same reasons pointed out here.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #4)

Sat Mar 13, 2021, 04:02 PM

7. I think this is the way to go.

Thanks everyone here for their input. My first post in this group.

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Response to Master_Monstruwacan (Original post)

Sat Mar 13, 2021, 11:58 AM

6. Contact the FFRF and report a Church/State violation...

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https://ffrf.org/legal/report


Describe in detail the state/church violation. Include who, what, when, where, how, and, if known, why. In order for FFRF to take action (if requested), include complete information on offending government institution/official, including names and addresses. If you do not provide complete information, we will not be able to respond or take action on your complaint.

Read the FAQ for further information about violations and what to look for.

We do not accept file attachments through our webform. If you have a photo, letter, scan or other document to substantiate your complaint, please let us know here. We will request it if necessary

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Response to Master_Monstruwacan (Original post)

Sat Mar 13, 2021, 04:29 PM

8. Contact A.C.L.U. or Freedom from Religion Foundation.

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Response to Master_Monstruwacan (Original post)

Sat Mar 13, 2021, 06:02 PM

9. As other have said, contact FFRF and the ACLU

And Americans United.

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