I'd take jail, at least they are honest about their sexual desires.
And, guess what? For all those saying "hey, a person with no religion or a religion without a place of worship participating could just sit in the back row and sleep/play video games/etc.", you would be wrong. Not only does the person have to attend church, they also have to answer questions about the service.
Church or Jail? Alabama Puts Alternative to Incarceration on Hold - ABC News
Not that this is much of a surprise to me. I figured it wasn't going to be that easy for people to just show up and blow it off. This definitely makes it more like an indoctrination program, since a person is going to be expected to learn the religion for a year, whether they agree with it or not.The Restore Our Community program, called Operation ROC, was developed for those convicted of first-time misdemeanors, offering them the opportunity to either attend church once a week for a year and answer questions about the services, or go to jail and pay a fine. Right away, the program sparked controversy.
Even offering other alternatives such as community service still does not change the issue that those who already attend church regularly are going to be getting away with a crime as if it didn't happen, since such a "punishment" really wouldn't change their lives at all except maybe adding a test into it every so often, which they most likely have the answers for anyway.
And deciding to go through with this program will cost them money in court battles because I guarantee that someone, most likely the ACLU, will challenge this program.
"A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.
requiring someone to go to Sunday Christian religious services while NOT being on probation, is ****ing bull**** and unConstitutional.
Last edited by OscarB63; 09-28-11 at 09:50 AM.