Amid much controversy, City Council officials signed the proposal on Wednesday.
“I love the motto,” Councilmember Jacquie Sullivan told The Bakersfield Californian.
“It’s meaningful. It’s powerful. Those words are intended to encourage.”
Foxnews.com reports: Sullivan’s non-profit organization, In God We Trust America, has offered to pay for the decals.
U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy, who represents Bakersfield, had said he fully supported the decals.
“Displaying ‘In God We Trust’ — the official motto of the United States — on Bakersfield Police Department cars is a testament to each officer’s commitment to upholding the rule of law and defending the City of Bakersfield and its residents,” he said in a statement to The Californian.
Lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union showed up at the city council meeting to oppose the proposal, calling it bad public policy.
“Unlike God, police officers are fallible,” ACLU lawyer Jordan Wells said. “Their conduct should be scrutinized by the public, and when they overstep their authority, we must insist on accountability.”
One council member, Andrae Gonzales, said he is Christian but voted against the decals.
“The God I believe in is much bigger than a bumper sticker,” he said.
City council members in nearby Delano approved a proposal last month to add “In God We Trust” to police vehicles. The city of Shafter, which borders Bakersfield, is expected to vote on a similar proposal later this month.
Still praying, thats nice....:)- how have you been Kristi ?
I am doing good, thanks so much for asking!!
That is amazing, after a year or so, of mess messing with you, finally a comment back......:)-
O- god I am laughing to hard right now....:)-
The ACLU will take them to court.
The ACLU is Anti-Christian Lawyers Union!!
The ACLU is Anti-Christian and Jewish People / Anti-Israel-Yisrael / Anti-Zionism / Antisemitism / Anti-USA Capitalism and Constitution!!
The Abomination group ACLU are muslim brotherhood members and Sympathizers!!
The Abomination group ACLU was Founded by Communist Fascist people!!
United We Stand with Israel-Yisrael and our Judeo-Christian Nation United States of America and our Christian Earth, Divided We FALL!!
Love Always and Shalom, YSIC \o/