Louisiana Sheriff Staging ‘In God We Trust’ July 4 Rally
By the title here, you should know what’s wrong with this. The sheriff of Bossier Patch, Louisiana, Julian Whittington, believes the tenets of Christianity should dictate how he conducts his job. It would be really nice of these people read and understood the Constitution, or at least had someone read it to them.
This will be the second “In God We Trust” rally that Whittington has staged. In a statement announcing the rally, he said, “Not only am I elected to serve the people of Bossier Parish, but I live here and my family lives here. I think Bossier Parish is a better place with Christianity and Christian values involved in it. I am an elected official. I’m also a citizen here. I think this is what’s best for us. I don’t work for anybody in Washington. What they do, what they say, I couldn’t really care less.”…
Critics of the sheriff and his pro-Christian policies argue that the sheriff’s department’s endorsement of Christianity flies in the face of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which forbids the establishment of a state religion or the endorsement of any faith over another.