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Florida sheriff pens fiery letter to atheist group trying to strip motto from cruisers

The Freedom From Religion Foundation, a Wisconsin group that threatens lawsuits across the nation in pursuit of its secular mission, recently targeted a Florida sheriff’s office based on its display of the motto ‘In God we trust.’

Walton County Sheriff Michael Adkinson, however, decided to take a stand. In a response letter, he explained that the phrase displayed on his department’s vehicles is both the state and national motto.

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He further noted that the decals containing the motto were donated by a private business, negating the FFRF’s concern about taxpayer funding. In conclusion, Adkinson said the group would have to try harder if they want to see him capitulate:

If the Freedom From Religion Foundation wishes us to take them off our vehicles, I suggest that they get a Judge’s order or a new Sheriff.

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