In God We Trust Controversy

An aethiest group, not happy with the Sheriff in Greene county. The battle is over the words “In God We Trust.” The sheriff in Green county has a decal with that motto on patrol cars. But the aethiest group known as the “Freedom From Religion Foundation” says the decals should go because they don’t like it. A leader of the organization says the decal excludes people who don’t trust in God. Greene County Sheriff Jim Arnott told a newspaper he doesn’t plan to remove or replace the decals. He says “In God We Trust” is the nation’s motto, appearing on U.S. currency, courthouses nationwide and Greene County’s seal. The state Sheriff’s Association voted unanimously last month to place the decal on patrol cars across the state.