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Should it go?

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No matter what the PinellasPark city council does – whether it's honoring police officers, talking aboutstorm readiness or building codes – the Bible is always in front.

And Randy Heine doesn'twant it there.

"The Pinellas ParkCouncil is violating the Constitution," said the Pinellas Park resident.

Heine followed lastweek's letter to city hall - asking for the Bible to be removed - with anin-person reminder: not everyone is Christian.

Now, he has the supportof the national Freedom from Religion Foundation.

"The Bibleannounces to millions of citizens that this government thinks they aresecond-class," said spokesman David Williamson.

A former mayor wenthead-to-head with Heine.

"If the people whocome before us are upset by it, let them go to whatever country has whatevertype of Bible they want," Bradbury said. "This is a Christiannation."

Supporters of the Bible'splacement argue it should stay because it's been here since the building wentup in 1975. The mayor – who happens to be the daughter of the former mayor - isone of them

"The TenCommandments are part of our Constitution, whether people realize it ornot," said Sandra Bradbury. "If you look at killing, you're notsupposed to kill."

Supporters of the Bible'sremoval are making an offer:

"I urge you tostop dividing out citizens and to unite them as one nation, indivisible, removeyour Christian Bible from the dais, and replace it with a copy of theConstitution," Williamson said

The two people whostood in front of council asking them to remove the sacred book say they arenot planning lawsuits. They just want to hear back from the city attorney.

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