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28 September 2011

Jesus or Jail = Violation of Church and State

By Diana Hsieh

Wow... Alabama Town Gives Offenders a Choice: Jesus or Jail:

Given the choice between jail and church, which would you choose?

The small southern Alabama town of Bay Minette is giving non-violent offenders a chance to pick between lockup and the Lord.

Beginning next week, Operation ROC (Restore Our Community) will have a city judge offer those found guilty of misdemeanors the choice between working off their offenses in jail and paying a fine or attending the church of their choice every week for a year. WKRG-TV in Mobile, Ala., reported 56 churches in North Baldwin County are participating in the program.
The mugger says: "Your money or your life!" The judge says, "Jail or Jesus!" Both are violations of rights.

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