It is a sad state of affairs in America when declaring a belief in God or uttering the words “Merry Christmas” or “God Bless America” can be construed as offensive. Unfortunately, America is going through such a time right now when God is being removed from the public eye.
In the past year alone, schools have suspended coaches for praying publicly. Courtrooms and government buildings across the country have removed the 10 commandments and signs of Christianity. Military bases have been forced to remove signs that say “God Bless America” because of the mention of God. Even Starbucks recently jumped aboard by removing the mention of Christmas from their cups. Businesses and politicians are so afraid to offend that they don’t realize they are offending the silent majority of America with their zealous censorship.
In the light of the ‘politically correct’ sponge that is wiping this country clean of Christianity, one Sheriff in Georgia is putting his foot down by putting up a brand new welcome sign. According to WLTZ.com, Harris County Sheriff Mike Jolley personally commissioned the new sign that welcomes all visitors.
Underneath the “Welcome To Harris County” sign, there is a smaller sign that says “WARNING: Harris County is politically incorrect. We say: Merry Christmas, God Bless America, and In God We Trust. We salute our troops and our flag. If this offends you, leave!”
When asked why he put this sign up, Sheriff Jolley said, “I spent 20 years in the army to give everyone the right not to agree with it and to voice their opinion if they’re not, and that’s fine.”
The new sign has been a hit in his county. He has received hundreds of requests from people asking him where they can buy a sign with that same sentiment.
Unfortunately, until the silent and faithful majority of Americans speak out in defense of their values, the sentiments displayed on the sign will continued to be seen as offensive and will continue to come under attack.