MARION, Ind. — Some have questioned whether a religious verse painted on the city’s new fire truck is proper.
Fire Chief Steve Gorrell said department members considering slogans to go on the new truck settled on part of the 23rd Psalm: “Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil.”
“The firefighters wanted to put something on there to show the public how they represent themselves,” Gorrell told the Chronicle-Tribune for a story today.
The department chose the biblical passage over secular sayings such as, “While others are rushing out, we’re rushing in,” he said.
City Councilwoman Ann Secttor said the passage did not belong on a public vehicle.
“I don’t think any part of religion should be mixed with politics,” said Secttor, who is Jewish.