The dogs at the Freedom From Religion Foundation once again are filing frivolous lawsuits in an effort to bully a Sheriff in Texas who cited a New Testament Bible verse in a memo to his department.
Matthew 7:6 – Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.
Freedom From Religious Foundation Issue Threat to Sheriff after School Shooting
The legal threat from the Freedom From Religion Foundation comes in the aftermath of a school massacre, but the notorious group of atheists decided that a nation dealing with grief and a sheriff’s call to protect students weren’t as important as shutting down a public mention of the Bible.
Denton County Sheriff Tracy Murphree was challenging his forces to confront active shooters after Florida deputies failed to fight the Parkland shooter.
His memo, which was printed on the sheriff’s office’s stationary, was also posted recently on Facebook. It read:
“With the recent tragedy in Florida, I wanted to make clear my policy on responding to an active shooter. All commissioned Deputies if you respond to an active shooter you are expected to take immediate action. We do not stage and wait for SWAT. We do not take cover in a parking lot, and we do not wait for another agency. We go in and do our duty. We go in to engage and stop the shooter and save lives. If for any reason you feel you cannot follow this directive please inform your supervisor and we will work on getting you reassigned. Thank you all for all you do every day.”
The sheriff signed the memo and below his contact information, he included Romans 13:4.
Romans 13:4 – For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.
Although the FFRF agrees with the Murphree’s message about responding to an active shooter, they threaten the sheriff that “even simply posting this Bible verse on social media as he did on Facebook, jeopardizes taxpayer dollars.”
In the letter, FFRF attorney Seidel tells the sheriff, “There is no need to expose your office to similar liability by allowing this religious content to remain up.”
So far, Sheriff Murphree has not publicly responded to the atheist group.
He has further defied the frivolous FFRF and has posted the following shortly after getting a “letter” from the atheist’s telling him to stop citing the Bible.