SermonIndex Audio Sermons
Image Map
Discussion Forum : General Topics : Judge Under Fire For Sentencing People To Church

Print Thread (PDF)

PosterThread
MrBillPro
Member



Joined: 2005/2/24
Posts: 3229
Texas

 Judge Under Fire For Sentencing People To Church

Judge Under Fire For Sentencing People To Church

LONDON, Ky. -- A Kentucky judge is facing criticism for letting some drug and alcohol offenders attend worship services instead of going to jail or rehab.

District Judge Michael Caperton said he's trying "to help people and their families."

He said there's no violation of the separation of church and state because he said "worship services" instead of "church." He also said it's optional for the offenders.

An American Civil Liberties Union lawyer said the practice has "serious constitutional problems." The lawyer said the judge is letting people who go to services avoid jail, while people who decline have to go to jail. The lawyer said that violates the state's required "neutrality" toward religion.

The judge has offered the option about 50 times to repeat offenders. It's unclear what effect the sentence has had.


_________________
Mr. Bill

 2005/6/1 10:13Profile









 Re: Judge Under Fire For Sentencing People To Church

Quote:
An American Civil Liberties Union lawyer said the practice has "serious constitutional problems." The lawyer said the judge is letting people who go to services avoid jail, while people who decline have to go to jail. The lawyer said that violates the state's required "neutrality" toward religion.

The judge has offered the option about 50 times to repeat offenders. It's unclear what effect the sentence has had.



Well, let's pray that some of these dear people meet the Lord, through the worship, and find themselves more addicted to His love than they were to noxious chemicals.

 2005/6/3 15:42





©2002-2019 SermonIndex.net
Promoting Genuine Biblical Revival.
Privacy Policy