This Sheriff responded to whiney atheists with the best thing he could have possibly said to put them back in their place.
Walton County Sheriff Michael Adkinson has rejected a call from the Freedom From Religion Foundation to remove “In God We Trust” from his agency’s patrol cars.
“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,” Adkinson said in a letter.
Walton County’s Sheriff’s Office was one of seven law enforcement agencies in the country — three in Florida’s Panhandle — contacted by the Freedom From Religion group.
In a July 29 letter, foundation co-president Annie Laurie Gaylor “on behalf of Walton County residents and taxpayers,” urged Adkinson to “remove ‘In God We Trust’ from all Sheriff’s Office vehicles.
Gaylor said her organization, based in Wisconsin, had been contacted by a “concerned Walton County resident.”
“It is inappropriate for the Sheriff’s Office to display ‘In God We Trust” on county property,” the letter said. “Statements about a god have no place on sheriff cars. Elected officials should not use their government position and government property to promote their religious views.”
Read more: Northwest Florida Daily News