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Hundreds turn out for "In God We Trust" rally

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BOSSIER CITY, La. -

Hundreds of supporters turned out for the "In God We Trust Rally" at the Bossier Sheriff's Substation on Viking Drive Thursday afternoon.

Supporters signed a pledge showing their support for the campaign. Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington has taken a stand against the federal government for denying the sheriff's office federal grand funding for their youth programs because of the mention of God and voluntary prayer in the programs. Sheriff Whittington has made it clear that he will not remove God nor voluntary prayer from either program.

"We are a Christian nation based on Christian ideals and the very idea of the mention of God or voluntary prayer is somehow prohibited and offensive is just as upsetting to them as it is to me" says Sheriff Whittington.

Whittington says that the sheriff's office chose July 4th for this rally because it's a great day to emphasize religious freedom.

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