Jail or church?

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Registered: 09-20-2007
Jail or church?
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Tue, 09-27-2011 - 2:14pm

A small town in Alabama has given non-violent offenders a choice between going to jail or going to church. The ACLU wants the program suspended because the government cannot force religion on a person. Here is a link to the story:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/23/bay-minette-alabama-jail-church_n_977687.html

What are your thoughts? If you were the one who had to choose, would you go to jail or go to church?

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Registered: 09-27-2011
Tue, 09-27-2011 - 10:43pm

Jail

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Wed, 09-28-2011 - 9:14am

Well since I was pretty much forced by my Mother to go to church for 18 years and I never 'fell in love with Jesus" and look how I turned out LOL. I guess I would choose church. At least you have freedom the rest of the time and you can pretty much tune out the church stuff. At least I can hehe

But I do think its a ridiculous idea and forcing religion on someone is never right.

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Registered: 03-09-2001
Wed, 09-28-2011 - 1:41pm

My question??? Where the heck is the ACLU?! Isn't this establishment of religion by gov't? :O

What would I choose? Go to church. Then do a cleansing ritual with my Goddess and God, who understand all about bigotry and abuse of gov't, as there is a long history of it by abusive people. Then go home. Have the rest of my time to be a Pagan but be safe. Jail is not a safe place, after all...if it got out someone refused church to stay in jail, what kind of abuse would that entail, by other inmates as well as prison employees?! :|


Blessings,

Gypsy

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Registered: 04-21-2008
Thu, 09-29-2011 - 10:10am

Wow, great read, sisterhoney.

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Registered: 03-09-2001
Fri, 09-30-2011 - 3:58pm
cmtasha wrote:

Wow, great read, sisterhoney.



Blessings,

Gypsy

)O(



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Registered: 09-20-2007
Fri, 09-30-2011 - 4:25pm

I agree, Gypsy. To me, this is unconstitutional. Hopefully, as a non-violent offender, the prison time wouldn't be long and the people would not be placed within the general prison population that houses the violent offenders. Given the choice, I would take the jail time and fight like crazy to have this program overturned.

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Registered: 09-18-2011
Thu, 10-06-2011 - 10:32pm

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Fri, 10-07-2011 - 4:06pm
Mary,
I havent seen you post with us before, so I just wanted to say Welcome to the board. Hope you will stick around and continue posting. Love to hear what you have to say.

Peace,
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Registered: 12-19-2003
Sun, 10-16-2011 - 8:44pm
Jail, I always wanted to see the inside of one.