A lot of police departments and sheriff’s offices have been emblazoning their vehicles with “In God We Trust” stickers lately, saying they just love America and are putting the national motto on the cars. Even though it’s all too obvious they’re just excited at finding a legal way to push religion in the community.
The Freedom From Religion Foundation has still sent letters to dozens of these departments requesting that sheriffs remove the stickers so that non-Christians and atheists aren’t made to feel excluded or unprotected.
At the Childress Police Department in Texas, Chief Adrian Garcia actually responded, telling FFRF to go “fly a kite”:
After carefully reading your letter I must deny your request in the removal of our nations motto from our patrol units, and ask that you and the Freedom From Religion Foundation go fly a kite.
Great. Law enforcement in Childress is run by a gang of five-year-olds.
Of course, the Facebook fans are loving it because this is the greatest joke they’ve ever heard.
So this is what the police chief spends his time doing in Childress: writing passive aggressive notes and promoting Jesus. Protecting citizens who don’t belong to the majority faith? Not on the priority list.