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"In God We Trust" rally gets over 1,000 petition signatures

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BOSSIER PARISH, La. -

Hundreds of supporters turned out for the "In God We Trust Rally" at the Bossier Sheriff's Substation on Viking Drive on July 4th.

Lieutenant Bill Davis says that 1,030 signatures were on the petition and the department received over $20,000 in monetary donations.

Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington has taken a stand against the federal government for denying the sheriff's office federal grant 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.

At the "In God We Trust" rally on July 4th, Sheriff Whittington told KTBS 3 News that "we are a Christian nation based on Christian ideals".

Governor Bobby Jindal attended the rally to show his support for the Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office programs. Congressman John Fleming, Senator David Vitter and Senator Mary Landrieu have also taken a stand of support in the matter.

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