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Gas station pump tells non-believers to leave the country

By Jillian Capobianco - bio | email

WEST COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - If you go to fill up your tank in West Columbia you may see the message "One nation under God and if you don't like it, leave." A viewer sent us a picture of the pump while getting gas at a station on Highway 1 near Big Lots in West Columbia.

Filling up your car up with gas is a mundane chore. You drive up pop open the tank and screw off the top. But at one gas station, you get a surprise message when you swipe your credit card.

"One nation under God and if you don't like it, you can leave." The bold digital statement has been there for a year.

In fact, all the customers we talked to like it. "I think it's good," said one driver. "I think people should have a choice, if they don't like it, they can leave."

One woman says she continually gives the station her business because of the message. She hopes more people do the same. "I disagree totally 100% about taking God out of the system," the woman said.

The owner of the gas station didn't want to be interviewed. He said he didn't put the message up to get publicity. He's just standing up for what he believes in.

We did this story after a viewer took the picture and sent it to 10. If you see something interesting, unforgettable or breaking news, take a picture or send video and upload and you may see your picture or video on air and online.

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