A Montgomery County Sheriff was ordered by the county's board of supervisors to remove a biblical verse from his patrol vehicles because it was
The peacemakers are not allowed to be blessed in Montgomery County, Virginia.
The sheriff was ordered on May 17 to remove decals bearing a portion of a well-known Bible verse from patrol cars because, "the decals would be a violation of the First Amendment based on the current case law because of the reference to Matthew 5:9.”
Fox News reports:
The decal, which had been posted on vehicles in March, bore the words, “Blessed are the peacemakers…Matthew 5:9.”
“Our intent was, and still is, to honor our fellow brothers and sisters in law enforcement,” Sheriff C.H. Partin wrote in a statement to Fox News.
The sheriff said the decals were removed at the request of the county’s board of supervisors.
“In the midst of National Police Week, we want to focus on those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving their communities,” the sheriff said. “The last thing that I want is for this to become a distraction to the men and women who serve their communities selflessly every day.”
I could not imagine any elected leaders giving such a detestable order – so I reached out to the board of supervisors to verify the report. It turns out – they really gave that detestable order.
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