Texas Woman Forced to Cover Up 'Vote the Bible' T-Shirt at Polls
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- 2012 Nov 01
A woman who voted early last week near Austin, Texas, was forced to cover up her T-shirt that said "Vote the Bible," CBN News reports. According to the pro-family group Texas Values, Kay Hill was told by election workers at the Taylor City Hall polling place in Williamson County that her shirt was "offensive." She was told to either turn the shirt inside out, go home and change, or cover up the words "Vote the Bible." She tried to disagree but was eventually forced to cover up the words, and poll workers reportedly provided a jacket for her to wear over the shirt. Jonathan Saenz, president of Texas Values, said: "It's outrageous that a person of faith would be mistreated this way while trying to vote. If this isn't voter intimidation, I don't know what is. No one should have to suffer the humiliation, embarrassment and intimidation that Ms. Hill endured. No one should be asked to give up their religious freedom in order to vote."