TREY’S BIG POLL: SHOULD HONDO TAKE DOWN THE GOD’S COUNTRY SIGN

Freedom From Religion questions whether it’s only “God’s Country” in Hondo

A call by the Freedom From Religion Foundation for Hondo to remove two municipal signs that hail the city as “God’s Country” doesn’t have a prayer with Mayor Jim Danner.

“There’s no way in hell we’re going to take those signs down,” Danner said Monday.

Foundation Co-President Anne Laurie Gaylor referenced the establishment clause of the First Amendment in a letter sent to the city last week. She wrote that the city-owned signs on public property “convey government preference for religion over nonreligion” and send “the message that nonbelievers are not welcome in the city.”

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