Ponderous policial rant... the city of Kissimmee is changing its logo to reflect one change: The addition of "In God We Trust". From the Orlando Sentinel: HERE IS THE ARTICLE
"Kissimmee city commissioners are looking again to change their folksy logo, this time to incorporate the motto "In God We Trust." Commissioner Art Otero, who proposed the addition, said he was prompted to suggest the change because he doesn't agree with the direction the country is going under the Obama administration, which he referred to as "socialist." He said his initiative was not based on faith but on patriotism.
"This nation has been moving toward more liberal postures such as homosexuality, gay marriage, abortion and the legalization of marijuana," Otero said. "I'm against that way of thinking. Those are not the values upon which this nation was founded. I think we need to fight for the values we're losing."
I am not opposed necessarily to the term, In God We Trust, but I believe that Mr. Otero and others in his position with the same argument are wrong for bringing church and state together, and imposing their personal faith based belief on their constituents in the name of politics. There are plenty of gays, marijuana smokers, abortion supporters, homosexuals, and people who do not believe in "God", or whose "God" may be tolerant of such.
The values on which this country were founded, last time I went to school, were freedom...and freedom from religious persecution. I am all about fighting for values, or a better country, but your rationale is all wrong, and thrusting God into a political forum made up of all people, seems to be stepping backwards, not forwards.
Now, lets go to Kissimmee and heal us some queers.
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Wanted to add some comments that appeared when I posted a link to this at FaceBook. There is a lot more info in them: