An angry small town mayor in Georgia is threatening an atheist with arrest after atheist complains about “In God We Trust” stickers going on police vehicles.
Mayor Gary Jones is angry that an atheist is complaining about his questionable choice to place “In God We Trust” stickers on all city police cars. After local citizen and atheist Ron Battista wrote Mayor Jones a note reminding the mayor about the problematic nature of placing the religious stickers on patrol cars things took a decidedly uncivil term, and Mayor Jones eventually threatened his constituent with arrest if he did not stop complaining.
First, Battista wrote an email to Jones discussing his concerns with the new “In God We Trust” stickers:
Are you threatening me? I’ll be sure to forward that to the media.
An angry Mayor Jones followed up by eventually threatening Battista with arrest:
Do not email me again or I will seek a warrant for your arrest.