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    Re: Serve Time In Jail...Or In Church?

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    I'm sorry, but that is not relevant.
    Uhh, how do you figure? Isn't something unconstitutional that is being forced on the citizens by the gov't equally bad, no matter what it is??

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    Re: Serve Time In Jail...Or In Church?

    Quote Originally Posted by dontworrybehappy View Post
    Uhh, how do you figure? Isn't something unconstitutional that is being forced on the citizens by the gov't equally bad, no matter what it is??
    That isn't relevant either.










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    Re: Serve Time In Jail...Or In Church?

    Quote Originally Posted by dontworrybehappy View Post
    Making someone register on a public hate-list for a crime he committed 30 years ago as a teen is clearly unconstitutional too, but don't see anyone standing up for the rights of the person in this case. Why the selective enforcement of the constitution?
    Off topic big time, since it is not selective enforcement of the Constitution that is being discussed but rather this particular case of violating the Constitution through law.

    I'm sure there are a lot of people who consider sex-offender registries to be unconstitutional, but they have no obligation to express that in this thread.
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    Re: Serve Time In Jail...Or In Church?

    The bottom line is the judge should have given the choice of community service or jail. Since he did not, I wouldn't be the least bit suprised this guy gets a nice settlement and gets his case dismissed. All on the tax layers dime thanks to a judge that wants to cram Jesus down people's throats.

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    Re: Serve Time In Jail...Or In Church?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    The bottom line is the judge should have given the choice of community service or jail. Since he did not, I wouldn't be the least bit suprised this guy gets a nice settlement and gets his case dismissed. All on the tax layers dime thanks to a judge that wants to cram Jesus down people's throats.
    This is pretty much it. The option given as a proposed effort to save money on incarceration is likely to cost a lot of money in court battles over this very option being a violation of the Constitution. It is highly unlikely that many other US courts will agree that offering church service attendance as an alternative to jail time is okay. And the higher it goes before it is dropped, the more money it will cost.
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    Re: Serve Time In Jail...Or In Church?

    Quote Originally Posted by dontworrybehappy View Post
    Making someone register on a public hate-list for a crime he committed 30 years ago as a teen is clearly unconstitutional too, but don't see anyone standing up for the rights of the person in this case. Why the selective enforcement of the constitution?
    Just curious. What right is being violated?

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    Re: Serve Time In Jail...Or In Church?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    Just curious. What right is being violated?
    Freedom of religion.
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    Re: Serve Time In Jail...Or In Church?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    Just curious. What right is being violated?
    The Seperation of Church & State is being violated.

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    Re: Serve Time In Jail...Or In Church?

    Update:

    The implementation of this program has been delayed to check to ensure this program is legally acceptable.

    Bay Minette delays sending offenders to church - San Antonio Express-News

    If the entire point was for the counseling/parenting/support classes, then mandatory attendance of those classes is what should have been offered as the alternative, not mandatory church attendance.
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    Re: Serve Time In Jail...Or In Church?

    It's a choice, they can chose jail or church. I see nothing wrong with this, infact it would be a good thing.

    Criminals chosing church would save the state money but not jailing them, it would also open up cells for inmates who committed more atrocious crimes. There is no downside to this, if a criminal doesn't want to do it they can chose jail.
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