GA Sheriff Warns Visitors to His County: ‘We Say Merry Christmas,’ If You Don’t Like It: ‘LEAVE!’
A Georgia country sheriff has decided to take a stand against rampant PC culture by posting a sign under his community’s welcome board to warn visitors that his town is not politically correct.
“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!
This sign in front of Harris County Sheriff’s HQ is getting tons of attention. pic.twitter.com/muLaoSj27N
— Berndt Petersen (@BPetersenWSB) November 25, 2015
Mike Jolley, the county’s elected sheriff and a U.S. army veteran, told the Columbus Ledger-Inquirer that he posted the sign to give his community’s “silent majority” a voice, and that the response has largely been positive.
“It’s time for the silent majority to stand up for our beliefs and not be ashamed,” Jolley said. When asked about those who might not be Christian, Jolley said, “they’re more than welcome to worship whatever God they choose fit. For me and mine, we worship Jesus Christ.”
Of course, the sign has received some criticism, with the Washington Post noting that Freedom from Religion Foundation co-president Annie Laurie Gaylor has called it “proactive and divisive.”
“It makes visitors and citizens who are not religious or who believe in separation of church and state feel unwelcome,” Gaylor said. “It’s essentially turning believers into insiders and minorities or non-believers into outsiders.”
Jolley said he respected the opinions of those who disagree with him, but affirmed that, “that’s why I put on the sign that if you don’t like it, leave.”
[h/t Raw Story]
[image via Twitter]
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