By Jenn Jacques
In March, Montgomery County, Virginia sheriffs’ vehicles were graced with some pretty special decals which read, “Blessed are the peacemakers…Matthew 5:9.”
But wouldn’t you know it, after receiving an inquiry on the decals from the Roanoke Times, during National Police Week, the county board of supervisors ordered the Sheriff to remove the decals on May 17, 2017.
The board consulted their attorney, who allegedly told them “the decals would be a violation of the First Amendment based on the current case law because of the reference to Matthew 5:9.”, before giving the order to strip the vehicles of the blessed saying.
“In my mind, there’s nothing wrong with the statement itself,” supervisor Chris Tuck told Fox News’ Todd Starnes. “Any individual can put that on your car however they would like. However, based on our legal advice, when you put, ‘Blessed are the peacemakers’ and make the reference to Matthew 5:9, there are some serious concerns about the Establishment Clause and Separation of Church and State and the First Amendment.”
“I don’t believe the citizens of Montgomery County want me to get into a situation where hundreds of thousands of dollars of tax money may end up having to be …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms