If you’re west of San Antonio on Highway 90 approaching the city of Hondo, you’ll see the signs that read ,”This is God’s Country -Please Don’t Drive Through It Like Hell.”
The Freedom From Religion Foundation claims the placards violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment, which prohibits public bodies from supporting or promoting religion.
A letter sent to Mayor James Danner states the the signs send “the message that nonbelievers are not welcome in the city.”
Danner told KTSA’s Trey Ware,” We consider our community to be God’s Country and this is a sign that recognizes that and is famous all over the United States.”
Annie Laurie Gaylor, Co-President of Freedom From Religion Foundation, says, “Some people may want to flee ‘God’s Country’ faster than hell.”
Don’t expect the signs to come down anytime soon.
“There’s no way in hell that we’re gonna take those signs down,” Danner told KTSA.