Thursday, October 30, 2014

City Will Not Remove Jesus Messages from Plows; Sioux Falls, SD Mayor Says Messages Will Remain

Snow plows in Sioux Falls, South Dakota will be keeping their explicitly Christian theme -- despite an attempt by an atheist organization to remove the Christian messages -- the Raw Story website reports today (October 30, 2014).

Mayor Mike Huether said, "Unless I get some Supreme Court case that says I have to" remove the religious messages that are painted on the city's snow plows, he would not remove them.

The messages -- which are being displayed for the fifth year -- were painted by students at Lutheran High School and Sioux Falls Lutheran School. For example, one of the messages says "Happy Birthday, Jesus."

Staff at Paint the Plow -- the organization responsible for decorating the plows -- said it received a complaint for the first time this year from the Siouxland Freethinkers organization, which wants the Christian messages removed.

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