One North Carolina sheriff is standing his ground against a group of atheists who are demanding that a Bible verse be taken down from a wall inside the sheriff's department.
Columbus County Sheriff's Office proudly displays Philippians 4:13, "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me," which motivates and inspires Sheriff Jody Greene and his staff as they strive to protect their community.
Yet, members of the Freedom From Religion Foundation say the sheriff's office should "recognize its obligation to provide all citizens with an environment free from religious endorsement."
FFRF argued, "Over one-third Americans are non-Christians, and this includes the more than one in four Americans who now identify as religiously unaffiliated. The message that is up in the sheriff's building alienates this huge portion of the American population."
Sheriff Greene acknowledged the pushback from the atheist group in a Facebook post last week.
"Here at the Sheriff's Office, we work hard in everything that we do. Before we execute a search warrant or any service that puts our people in immediate harms way, we ALWAYS go to the Lord with a group prayer. ALWAYS!"
Reprinted with permission from CBN.com. Copyright © 2021 The Christian Broadcasting Network Inc. All rights reserved.
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