Last year, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said the Childress Police Department’s display of the motto “In God We Trust” on patrol cars is not unconstitutional government favoritism toward a religion.
Now the sheriff of Brewster County in West Texas has decided to display a cross with a thin blue line on patrol vehicles. Gov. Greg Abbott argues that it’s appropriate because of our religious heritage. He says a cross in Arlington National Cemetery is a symbol of service and sacrifice, “not merely a reaffirmation of Christian beliefs.”
Is a cross on a patrol vehicle a government “establishment of religion” banned by the Constitution?
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