- Associated Press - Friday, August 28, 2015

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) - A nonprofit group is asking an Alabama sheriff to remove decals that include a portion of a Bible verse from patrol vehicles.

Al.com reported Thursday (https://bit.ly/1NM4aFl ) that the Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter to Houston County Sheriff Donald Valenza saying decals that quote a line from the Bible being posted on county property are an endorsement of Christianity and are unconstitutional.

Valenza has told the Dothan Eagle that his beliefs led him to purchase decals, which read “Blessed are the peacemakers.” The rest of the verse goes on to say they will be called children of God.

Freedom From Religion Foundation attorney Rebecca Markert says the group will file a civil lawsuit if the decals aren’t removed.

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