FFRF erases religious voicemail recording in Missouri (July 28, 2012)

The outgoing recorded message of the License Office in Rolla, Mo. no longer includes an endorsement of religion.

The Rolla License Office voice mail greeting, which played when the line was busy and during non-business hours, ended “God bless you.”

In a July 11, 2012, letter, FFRF staff attorney Stephanie Schmitt wrote that this message amounts to a government endorsement of religion “thereby alienating non-believers by turning them into political outsiders in their own community.”

On July 28, FFRF learned that the outgoing message had been changed to replace “god bless you” with “have a wonderful day.”

Freedom From Religion Foundation