Across the country, there has been a recent trend of police departments adding “In God We Trust” stickers to their official vehicles. This has been hailed by many religious conservatives as a bold declaration of “Christian values,” and it has also opened up those departments to potential lawsuits from the ACLU and other organizations.
These proclamations of faith in the Christian god are distracting, unnecessary, and are in violation of the 1st Amendment.
One of those departments was the Prescott, Wisconsin police who had added these stickers to their vehicles. Now, the city’s police chief has announced that the stickers must come off, by order of the city’s mayor.