An Oregon city councilwoman who opposed an “In God We Trust” plaque inside a government building, received a death threat from a person calling himself an “American citizen saving Americans for America.”
From The Raw Story:
Klamath County Commissioner Tom Mallams mentioned displaying the motto in the county’s public hearing room last December, and David and Carol Warren ran with the idea. “We believe God wants us to do this,” Carol told The Oregonian.
Commissioner Mallams said he did not anticipate posting the motto to be a problem, since “it doesn’t say ‘the God of the Bible.’ It’s not ‘Allah.’ It’s not ‘the God of the Jews.’ It’s just acknowledging that there is a higher power out there that sets boundaries for what’s right and wrong.”
But don’t worry, atheists. You simply “don’t have to look at it,” according to Mallams and Warren.
But Clamath Falls city councilwoman found that sentiment to be “disingenuous.”
Writing in an op-ed, she slammed the display saying “that’s what the Constitution and the Bill of Rights call for: Separation of church and state.”
Soon after the op-ed was published, Seiler received a letter reminding her that the U.S. was founded based on “Christian morality, adding, “Maybe we could have the privilege of seeing your wonderful Muslims behead your [expletive] ugly [expletive]!!!”
Addressing the threat at a meeting last night, read from a prepared statement, saying “evil walked into my home a couple weeks ago. It came in the form of an ugly, crudely written, profane piece of hate mail.”
“All of us on council have received anonymous phone calls from people angry with a particular statement or position. It’s part of the job. Not this time. This time the terrorist who wrote the cowardly, anonymous, bullying letter I received has called for my death. And not just any death, but death by beheading.”
“This terrorist, like many bullies in my life, has underestimated me. I have more strength, intelligence, and tenacity than some may think. I’m on the side of our Constitution and Bill of Rights.”
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