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    ALabama Senate votes to allow church to have it's own police force

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...P=share_btn_fb

    The Alabama Senate has voted to allow a church to form its own police force.

    Lawmakers on Tuesday voted 24-4 to allow Briarwood Presbyterian church in Birmingham to establish a law enforcement department.
    Do people think this violates the separation of Church and state?
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    Re: ALabama Senate votes to allow church to have it's own police force

    Quote Originally Posted by RAMOSS View Post
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    Do people think this violates the separation of Church and state?
    Nope. Why would it be? Just because its a church? Irrelevant. What the church is basically doing is forming a type of milita. Which is perfectly legal for any group to do. So long as they obey the county, state, and federal laws then there is nothing wrong with this.
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    Re: ALabama Senate votes to allow church to have it's own police force

    It is certainly weird. Why can't the church just hire security like any other church would?
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    Re: ALabama Senate votes to allow church to have it's own police force

    What makes them "police" and not Security?
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    Re: ALabama Senate votes to allow church to have it's own police force

    Quote Originally Posted by RAMOSS View Post
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    Do people think this violates the separation of Church and state?
    Well thankfully they weren't Muslims, else we'd have to hear about Sharia law, lol
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    Re: ALabama Senate votes to allow church to have it's own police force

    Quote Originally Posted by RAMOSS View Post
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    Do people think this violates the separation of Church and state?
    Alabama operates under a different set of standards and laws than the rest of United States, thus this does not violate Separation of Church and State in Alabama. I expect the ACLU to weigh in and file a lawsuit to challenge this legislative decision.

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    Re: ALabama Senate votes to allow church to have it's own police force

    Quote Originally Posted by Skeptic Bob View Post
    What makes them "police" and not Security?
    Likely a certain amount of power and jurisdiction. Such as, they may be able to make arrests. I think security can detain, but not make arrests. Though I could also just be making that up, I didn't research that at all.

    But it's probably some amount of power and possibly access to state/federal funds. Maybe they get that kick ass police armory stuff now.
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    Re: ALabama Senate votes to allow church to have it's own police force

    I'm fine with this so long as their jurisdiction is confined to church property and they don't go off the rails and start detaining or arresting people for religious reasons.

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    Re: ALabama Senate votes to allow church to have it's own police force

    Quote Originally Posted by RAMOSS View Post
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    Do people think this violates the separation of Church and state?
    Giving the church an armed force; what could go wrong?

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    Re: ALabama Senate votes to allow church to have it's own police force

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    It is certainly weird. Why can't the church just hire security like any other church would?
    It's a UK story. (what is it with UK publications suddenly becoming the experts on US news?). I see nothing defining police force. For all I know the church hired a couple of security guards. Churches can do that.

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