October 6, 2015 3:00 pm -


If we just put the word “God” in public places criminals will behave and we’ll have much better world. They’ll see the G-word, put down their guns, and pick up Bibles instead.

After fielding a complaint from a citizen of Childress, a Panhandle town of about 6,000, the Freedom From Religion Foundation sent the town’s police department a letter last month asking it to stop using the motto.

The Wisconsin-based foundation, a national church-state watchdog group that claims to be the country’s largest association of atheists and agnostics, argued placing the slogan on an official police vehicle breaches the wall separating church and state.


In a widely shared response, Childress Police Chief Adrian Garcia wrote: “After carefully reading your letter, I must deny your request in the removal of our nation’s motto from our patrol units and ask that you and the Freedom From Religion Foundation go fly a kite.”

What a nice, Christian response.

Monday, the two state legislators representing Childress — state Sen. Charles Perry, R-Lubbock, and state Rep. Drew Springer, R-Muenster — asked Attorney General Ken Paxton to weigh in on the question.




D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.