Harris County, GA employs a man named Mike Jolley as sheriff. Contrary to his last name, Mike has put up this sign next to the sheriff’s station:
And here’s Sheriff Mike standing proudly next to his work (which he paid for with his own money):
The sign reads:
Welcome to Harris County, Georgia! 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!
And if you wish somebody holiday cheer in the wrong way, like by saying “Happy Holidays,” well, you’re just not part of “we” and you need to leave. We won’t be having good will toward fellow citizens expressed in the wrong way in Harris County!
That’s what this farce has come to: Christians feeling persecuted when somebody wishes them well the wrong way.
While the contents of the sign aren’t illegal, it’s undeniable that it’s Sheriff Jolley’s job to serve and protect all citizens, including:
- Ones who don’t celebrate or say “Merry Christmas”
- Ones who don’t say “God Bless America”
- Ones who don’t say “In God We Trust”
- Ones who don’t salute our troops
- Ones who don’t salute our flag
By insisting they leave or are somehow less worthy than others is a serious failure in his capacity to serve the public, all of it. But that failure will be overlooked by mobs of Christians who just want to feel superior and, at the same time, persecuted every time somebody wishes them well in December the wrong way.