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Current Events: Blessed Are The Peacemakers of Houston County?!

Houston County Sheriff Donald Valenza purchased decals for his patrol cars. He revealed pictures of the new decal on the patrol cars on his Facebook page. This sparked mixed reviews by residents of the county. The cost of decals was $1.60 each. So, what caused the mixed reactions from residents? The decal references Matthews 5:9 –“Blessed are the peacemakers.” The sheriff sites strong religious beliefs lead him to the purchase of these decals. However, others argue that this violates the Establishment Clause in the First Amendment of the US Constitution (aka “the separation of church and state”).   Erin Edgemon reports the full story. See the full story using the link below:

 http://www.al.com/news/montgomery/index.ssf/2015/07/alabama_sheriff_puts_bible_ver.html

What do you think?