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    Soldier Criticized for Decal

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    Soldier Under Fire For Controversial Decal

    BAKERSFIELD, Calif -- A local soldier is speaking out after the decal he put on the back of his truck caused some people to call a local talk radio show and complain about the sticker.

    Sgt. Mathew Gonzalez said his decal that reads "Lord please forgive me, I have committed sins for our freedom" is a message he created to show that as a Catholic he believes he did sin by killing someone in Iraq.

    Other veterans disputed Gonzalez's beliefs by saying that killing on the battlefield is not a sin.


    Gonzalez said the message is in no way meant to dishonor the military or other soldiers. He says it's simply a message he came up with to show his beliefs about what he did in Iraq.

    Gonzalez was one of the first Army Rangers on the ground in Iraq and served over 13 months in country. He said that if asked again, he would go back to Iraq if that's what it took to keep his family safe.

    link: http://www.turnto23.com/news/1117786...0581&qs=1;bp=t
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    i think its a good message, and if it makes him feel better, then go for it!
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    It's his belief.. i don't agree with how he feels but he has the right to display it on his own property.
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    I think people need to start complaining about other things besides someones right to desplay what they want on their property.

    Complain about something thats really needs changing..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marnie View Post
    I think people need to start complaining about other things besides someones right to desplay what they want on their property.

    Complain about something thats really needs changing..
    I agree let him go and complain about something worth complaining about.
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    I think the calvin hobbs bumper stickers with him peeing on something is more offensive than that. It's his way of dealing with his duty in Iraq and is also a way to let people know of the sacrifices these soldiers are making.
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    He did his job when asked to do it.....and now he's asking for forgiveness. I see nothing wrong with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by parkwoodmom View Post
    He did his job when asked to do it.....and now he's asking for forgiveness. I see nothing wrong with it.
    Nicely put.
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    i dont see what he did wrong with the sticker.
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