The city of Bartow in Florida has ordered residents to remove "God Bless America" signs from their front lawns by Monday or allegedly pay fines. The signs violate a 13-year-old ordinance, the city says.
City of Bartow Code Enforcement has asked residents to remove the signs by Monday or pay a minimum fine of $25 a day, according to local Fox 13.
The First Baptist Church of Bartow distributed some 300 signs to residents after a Fourth of July celebration. And those who continue to display the signs in their lawns are shocked by the city's move.
"I personally feel if it were on a city right-of-way, they would have a right to remove it. But this is my yard that I'm paying the taxes on. It's my right," said another resident, Emmett Purvis.