It is an unwritten law that everything must be bigger in Texas. So, when sign maker Signs & More of New Boston, Texas decided they would offer In God We Trust decals to law enforcement, they didn’t just offer them to local departments, they offered them to literally anyone who wants them free of charge. (via Christian News)
Bob Whitfield, who owns Signs & More, posted on Facebook (Aug. 27) that his company, “will donate to any department that wants them until we can’t financially do it anymore.” He is also offering stickers that say “In God We Still Trust” to the public for $4. What a bargain.
According to the company’s Facebook page, their offer for free Cold War-era propaganda has been quite a hit. Within one day of the post about Bowie County putting IGWT on their vehicles, the Hooks Police Department jumped on board. Signs & More also claims that they have received “hundreds of messages” regarding their IGWT stickers.
According to a post on September 1, Signs & More says that the offer for the decals “was NEVER about us… it’s ABOUT GOD!!!”
Despite the fact that it is quite obvious there was a religious motivation behind affixing the decals, odds are that the various law enforcement agencies will defend themselves with “it is about America” or “Honoring our history” or other such hackneyed nonsense.
As an aside, the news agency that covered this story originally – Christian News – is soliciting their readers for donations to send audio-Bibles to Iraqi and Kurdish refugees, “most of whom are illiterate and who have never heard the gospel.”
Between the false humility in providing free IGWT stickers for law enforcement and the disgusting idea that war refugees need Bibles, I’m beginning to wonder if the Christian Right has any shame when peddling their religious message.
Image: Signs & More / Facebook