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

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    Perhaps these religions, and the others mentioned, are now underrepresented in Bay Minette, Alabama, a town of less than 8,000 people.

    Maybe when more delinquent Rastafarians and Odinists move into the area the program can be expanded.
    You and I both know that if the judge ordered the convict to go to a Muslim prayer-service every Friday evening at a local Mosque or go to jail for a year, the Conservatives in this country would be yelling "SHARIA LAW!!!!! SHARIA LAW!!!"

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Or they could opt out of the program. There are choices involved here.
    They are not equivalent choices for equivalent circumstances, which is where violating the 14th Amendment comes in.
    "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.

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

    Does the convict have the choice of which religious service he can go to? Can he find a synagogue or a Mosque to go to instead of a church? can he go to a buddhist temple instead?

    apparently not. The judge is clear: it MUST be a Church and it MUST be on Sunday.

    seems like he is recognizing an establishment of religion....a Christian one.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Or they could opt out of the program. There are choices involved here.
    It seemed like the options were "go to jail or go to Church on Sundays". Not much of a choice. I mean, sure if you're Christian it's a no brainer. But other religions don't really have the same option.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    This...

    ...is important.

    If we don't give prisoners the option of going to church... then surely America would never allow anything remotely close to a parallel, religious government like Sharia Law?
    It's amazing of how frightened other people living far from this small community feel their nation is at risk because young felons have the option of going to Church on Sunday to serve their punishment.

    When people are confronted with great problems their minds tend to focus on the trivial. It's a form of escapism.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    It's amazing of how frightened other people living far from this small community feel their nation is at risk because young felons have the option of going to Church on Sunday to serve their punishment....
    its amazing how folks who live in small communities can stray soo far from understanding the Constitution of the USA.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    It seemed like the options were "go to jail or go to Church on Sundays". Not much of a choice. I mean, sure if you're Christian it's a no brainer. But other religions don't really have the same option.
    What other religions in Bay Minette are being denied that option?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    It seemed like the options were "go to jail or go to Church on Sundays". Not much of a choice. I mean, sure if you're Christian it's a no brainer. But other religions don't really have the same option.
    exactly. what if I'm a Muslim & don't want to go to your church on Sunday, but instead want to go to my mosque on Friday?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    its amazing how folks who live in small communities can stray soo far from understanding the Constitution of the USA.
    And its amazing how vast bureaucracies in Washington can stray so far from the people who make up small town America.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    What other religions in Bay Minette are being denied that option?
    Any religion which doesn't practice on Sunday or have places of worship in the area.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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