HARPER, Kan. (KSNW) – A fight over religious freedom is brewing in south central Kansas.
A national group that promotes the separation of church and state has sent a warning to the police chief in Harper, Kansas over a decal on his official vehicle showing the Bible verse Roman 13:4.
Officials in Harper don’t want to talk about the religious decal. At least one patrol vehicle has the Biblical verse displayed on its rear.
KSN reached out to several city officials, including the mayor and police chief. However, no one would talk to us on camera.
One Harper couple, Gary and Margaret Carrington, say they don’t understand the fuss about the decal on the police chief’s patrol truck.
“He has a right to have it there if he wants to, if he had another kind of sticker would that make a difference?” asked Margaret Carrington.
I was thinking of getting creative (why start now?) and changing the decal to “I break for Infidels” or something similarly un-Christian. I prefer my cops secular in commitment but Christlike in their service.
For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. Romans (13:4)
Of course, it could be worse: