‘In God We Trust’ Now Displayed on Lamesa (Texas) Hospital Ambulances
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Medical Arts Hospital in Lamesa adding “In God We Trust” signs on their EMS ambulances. The decision made recently, after Childress and Seagraves police department got theirs.
“Anyone who gets in the back of this truck we’ll take care of, it doesn’t matter what religion or what their belief is, we will take care of them regardless,” said Joey Parks, EMS Director at Medical Arts Hospital.
Leitha Stokes, CEO for Medical Arts Hospital said this decision to place “In God We Trust” on the first responder vehicles was one she made and everyone at the hospital stands for.
“I just looked at my EMS crew and I said while you have these units up there please have ‘In God We Trust’ put on the back and ask if they can do it on the inside,” said Stokes.
Stokes said while her crew was adding breast cancer awareness ribbons she was also compelled to add the meaningful words.
“We believe that the words ‘In God We Trust’ are watching over the patients as we transport them, it was a decision truly for the patients and also on the inside of the vehicles we have those words so as the patient is being transported they can look at that,” said Stokes.
“People who have not prayed before, in the ambulance they’ll pray,” said Parks.
Despite the negative attention from The Freedom From Religion Foundation who have written to police departments like Childress Police with complaints of their “In God We Trust” stickers, Stokes said she is confident with her decision.