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Why This Believer is Paying for "In God We Trust" Decals for All City Vehicles in His Hometown

Leah Marieann Klett : Apr 11, 2016  The Gospel Herald

"I believe in the words of this motto. I believe that our country was founded on this motto and believe that this project will be a small step to unite our community and make people feel better about our police and fire entities." -Jay Stinson

(Forney, TX)—A Christian small business owner in Texas has announced he will pay for the labor and materials to place "In God We Trust" decals on city vehicles, believing the project is a chance to not only share the Gospel, but unite the local community. (Screengrab via ABC News) 

According to a report from ABC News, the city council of Forney, Texas voted unanimously Tuesday night in favor of a resolution that will add the famous motto to all city-owned vehicles. Jay Stinson, owner of Big Jay's Signs and Shirtworks, quickly volunteered to design and apply the decals free of charge. 

"There are not many opportunities to give back to the city like this and I believed this was my chance to give back," he said. "I believe in the words of this motto. I believe that our country was founded on this motto and believe that this project will be a small step to unite our community and make people feel better about our police and fire entities." 

$2,500 on the project, said he is still working on the final design of the decals, which will be placed on all police and fire vehicles.

The small business owner said he's received positive feedback from customers, and told local station KENS5 he's excited to get to work.

"This is a very religious town," he said. "Every block, there is a church. It's one of the reasons why we moved here. We love the atmosphere."

The gesture is expected to receive pushback from...

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