November 13, 2019 | From Fox News
The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) argues the new “patriotic” decal, suggested by a local military veteran, is “frightening and politically dubious” in a letter to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, but Sheriff Wayne Ivey isn’t backing down.
”They have a better chance of me waking up thin tomorrow morning than they do of me taking that motto off our cars!” Ivey told Fox News. “I personally believe that our country is at a tipping point, and if we, as strong patriotic Americans, don’t stand for the principals of our great nation, we are going to lose the America we all know and love!”. . .
The FFRF and Williamson successfully defended the act of atheists giving invocations before county commissioner meetings in Brevard County. However, First Liberty Institute argues that not only is FFRF wrong here, but the group has “no basis in law, nor tradition.”
With the backing of the Supreme Court, First Liberty counsel, Keisha Russell, told Ivey to reject FFRF’s request, adding the motto “should be honored and celebrated as an expression of what it means to be American.”
“It is absurd to think that a Florida sheriff would be acting ‘inappropriately’ for posting the official mottos of both the United States and the State of Florida,” Jeremy Dys, First Liberty special counsel for litigation and communications, told Fox News. “This attempt to scold a public servant for acknowledging one of the most cherished traditions of our country is shameful.”
(Excerpt from Fox News. Article by Caleb Parke.)
Will you pray to uphold Sheriff Ivey as he stands strong against the atheist group which seeks to limit religious freedom and remove our national motto?