HARRIS COUNTY, Ga. — A sheriff in Georgia posed with a new sign he paid to have put up with a message that is getting a lot of attention.
According to the Columbs Ledger-Enquirer, Harris County Sheriff Mike Jolley said he’s tired of the silent majority becoming “more silent” and he hoped the sign would “stir people’s belief and patriotism.”
“It’s time for the silent majority to stand up for our beliefs and not be ashamed,” the sheriff told the newspaper.
The sign reads:
“WARNING: Harris County is politically incorrect. We say: Merry Christmas, God Bless America and In God We Trust. We salute our troops and our flag. If this offends you… LEAVE!”
Jolley, who has been sheriff for six terms, reportedly paid $553 for the sign which now sits outside the sheriff’s department.
The paper asked Jolley how the sign might make any of his 75 employees who are not Christian feel. He replied: “they’re more than welcome to worship whatever God they choose fit.”