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Originally posted by EnronOutrunHomerun
I see a clear violation...
Find Jesus....or go to jail....
Mind of the convicted thinks: Hey - This is great! I'll tell everyone I found Jesus and I'll get off without doing time!
Now - I'm exaggerating by saying 'find Jesus"....But is it not what the Judge hopes to instill in this person? By which he has used his authority as a man of the court to mandate his religion....
If they go to church and find a code of ethics they had hitherto been unaware of, that's fine and dandy....But it still goes clearly against the separation of church and state.....Plain and simple!
Religion is not to be used as a bartering device in our country, it should simply be tolerated – And that’s that….
Originally posted by kenshiro2012
OOPs, you missed something in the article there. There is NO promotion of any religion or denomination. So if the defendant had been muslim, hebrew whatever, then he would have been given the option to attend the church / synogue (sorry spell check is not working right) or mosque.
Originally posted by EnronOutrunHomerunI said:
"Now - I'm exaggerating by saying 'find Jesus"....But is it not what the Judge hopes to instill in this person? By which he has used his authority as a man of the court to mandate his religion.... "
By no means does the use of the word "religion" identify any one specific religion....
Originally posted by namehere
you said 'his religion' so yea you did specify, and he was given the choice of jail, rehab or this.
Originally posted by they see ALL
this could set a presedant (sp???)...
a killer gets to choose to go to church instead of prison...