Greensboro, NC

AU received a complaint that a Guilford County deputy had placed a sign bearing the message “Jesus is our savior” on the back of the front passenger seat of his patrol car. In a letter to the County sheriff’s office, AU explained that government employees may not, in the performance of their duties, proselytize or communicate religious messages to members of the public verbally or by displaying religious symbols that are visible to the public. In response to our letter, the County sheriff informed AU that the offending sign had been removed.