“I’m going to court for Jesus!” Woman ticketed for illegal Jesus decal

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PUNTA GORDA, Florida - A woman claims she was persecuted for her faith after she was pulled over and ticketed for a "What Would Jesus Do?" decal across the top of her windshield.

"First thing he said to me, he said, 'I want you to know that you are breaking the law.' And I said, 'How am I breaking the law, sir?' He said, 'With that sign up there, that Jesus thing up there,'" Judy Jones told WBBH News.

Jones insists the decal is not blocking her view - the lettering is in the top tint strip on her windshield.

"I was picked out to be picked on in the name of Jesus," Jones said.

Russell Uhlig has the same decal, and also installs them on other vehicles, and has never been ticketed.

"In no vehicle that I have had that put on, from mine to anyone else's does it block that view. Every one of those decals are in that tint strip," Uhlig told WBBH.

Officials with the Florida Highway Patrol say in no way was Jones ticketed for her Christian beliefs.

Many drivers simply may not realize that Florida law states any signage on a windshield must be transparent.

The Jesus decal is opaque, costing Jones a fine of $100, but Jones says because the vinyl is not obstructing her view, she plans to fight it.

"I'm going to court for Jesus!"

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