Officials in Kissimmee, Fla., blocked an effort to add "In God We Trust" to the city logo, saying the campaign brought too much negative attention -- but a city commissioner vows to fight it.

Commissioner Art Otero proposed the idea because he believes the country is becoming too liberal on issues including homosexuality, abortion and marijuana.

Otero says he has plenty of support, and some residents may start a petition for a voter referendum.

The City Commission withdrew the possible change last week.

Mayor Jim Swan said Otero's campaign brought "ridicule" on Kissimmee, and officials have received threats of boycotting local businesses and "future businesses looking elsewhere."

Swan also said public employees have been deluged with distracting calls and comment on the issue.