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'In God We Trust' Decals Draw Complaints Against Police

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Sunday, 06 Sep 2015 10:52 AM

A police department in a rural Texas Bible Belt community has placed large "In God We Trust" decals on its patrol vehicles in response to recent violence against law enforcement officers. But a national watchdog group is contesting the decals as an unlawful endorsement of religion.

The decision this month to unveil the phrase in Childress follows a similar move by dozens of other police agencies elsewhere in the country. Leaders cite patriotism or other reasons for adding the phrase to vehicles.

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But the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation says the First Amendment prohibits government from establishing a religion.

Jeremy Dys with the Liberty Institute in Texas counters that federal courts have allowed the phrase and other religious overtures as "part of the country's history and heritage."

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A police department in a rural Texas Bible Belt community has placed large In God We Trust decals on its patrol vehicles in response to recent violence against law enforcement officers.
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2015-52-06
Sunday, 06 Sep 2015 10:52 AM
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