No matter what the Pinellas Park city council does – whether it's honoring police officers, talking about storm readiness or building codes – the Bible is always in front.
And Randy Heine doesn't want it there.
"The Pinellas Park Council is violating the Constitution," said the Pinellas Park resident.
Heine followed last week's letter to city hall - asking for the Bible to be removed - with an in-person reminder: not everyone is Christian.
Now, he has the support of the national Freedom from Religion Foundation.
"The Bible announces to millions of citizens that this government thinks they are second-class," said spokesman David Williamson.
A former mayor went head-to-head with Heine.
"If the people who come before us are upset by it, let them go to whatever country has whatever type of Bible they want," Bradbury said. "This is a Christian nation."
Supporters of the Bible's placement argue it should stay because it's been here since the building went up in 1975. The mayor – who happens to be the daughter of the former mayor - is one of them
"The Ten Commandments are part of our Constitution, whether people realize it or not," said Sandra Bradbury. "If you look at killing, you're not supposed to kill."
Supporters of the Bible's removal are making an offer:
"I urge you to stop dividing out citizens and to unite them as one nation, indivisible, remove your Christian Bible from the dais, and replace it with a copy of the Constitution," Williamson said
The two people who stood in front of council asking them to remove the sacred book say they are not planning lawsuits. They just want to hear back from the city attorney.
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