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Knoxville Police Department Removed Bible Verse

Knoxville Police Department Removed Bible Verse … If God is for us, who can be against us. This verse has been up for 50 years of tradition.

Knoxville Police Department Removed Bible Verse

It is sad to see it go and people think the separation of Church and State means one thing, when it actually means another. Stay tuned for a future blog post on that. This verse is found in Romans 8:31. This plaque with this Bible verse has been up in a non-public area of the police department. An atheist group demanded this verse be taking down. But, get this, that group is not from the Knoxville, TN area, but Madison, WI area. Plus, the East Tennessee chapter of the Freedom From Religion Foundation filed a complaint about the plaque. It was also advised it wasn’t the city mayor that ordered this plaque down either.

"What shall we then say to these things. If God be for us, then who can be against us? Romans 8:31" Knoxville Police Department

The sign in question reads. What shall we then say to these things. If God be for us, then who can be against us? Romans 8:31.

“I have walked through those doors for a lot of years and that sign has been there giving me strength, encouragement and comfort to do this job,” KPD Deputy Chief Cindy Gass wrote in an email to KPD employees announcing an official ceremony for the removal of the plaque set for 9:30 Friday morning. For many Knoxville Police Department officers that plaque was a way of encouragement to them.

Statement from the Knoxville Police Department

The Knoxville Police Department made a statement about the Knoxville Police Department Removed Bible Verse that they answer to the state and national jurisdiction. However, they don’t realize we answer to God in the final day of Judgement. They said they could defend to have the plaque stay, but said it would take tax-payers money and they didn’t want to go that route. “Our law department determined this display does cross the line of government promotion of religion,” Rogero said. Madeline Rogero is the Knoxville City Mayor. Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch said it was a “tough and emotional decision” to remove the plaque, but it was the right one.

What shall we then say to these things. If God be for us, then who can be against us? Romans 8:31

Taken God Out & Turning our Backs on Jesus

We have taken God out of Courts, Schools and the list can go and we can see where those are going right now. Now we are taking God out of our Police Departments. We will soon see the hedge of protection removed from us all together. As one thing I mentioned, we are not standing up for our freedoms! Instead of freedom of religion, we are becoming freedom from religion.

“I believe in Jesus, and I believe that when they turn their back on Jesus that we’re going to be in bad shape,” Wiser said. “I think that, as wicked as our people are getting, I think that’s the wrong thing to do, to take that off there.” Don Wiser is a retired Knoxville Police officer. “Jesus has made a place for us,” he continued. “But Satan’s got a place for you too, and it gets awful hot in his place. I like air conditioning awful well.”

An online petition to keep the plaque that was started early Wednesday had over 930 signatures as of 6:30 p.m.

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This plaque with Romans 8:31 was over the employee entrance at the police department.  Just release, July 27, 2017, the Romans 8:31 will be relocated and not totally taken down. The Police Department has created a new room … “Hall of Inspiration”. This room will house other religious and secular quotes of inspiration. I guess they found a way to compromise to keep the Bible verse up.


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My name is Steve Patterson and I am saved through the blood of Jesus Christ. I have been blogging at Courageous Christian Father since 2012, however, I have been blogging since around 2004. At church I help with the youth, van ministry, ushering or wherever else needed. Currently, I am working on my bachelors of theology. I am a father of an adult child. I work as a graphic designer. I also love listening to nothing but Christian Music. I am an Eagle Scout class of 1994. Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle.

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