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Atheists Demand Sheriff Stop Delivering Church Sermons; His Response Is Too Perfect!

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A Sheriff in Polk County, Florida has come under fire from atheist groups for allegedly violating the separation of church and state.

Sheriff Grady Judd delivered a sermon at a local Baptist church, when an atheist activist group sent a letter demanding that he no longer do so in uniform.

“You cannot preach in church as Sheriff Judd, you must do so as Mr. Judd, private citizen,” a lawyer for the group insisted.

Rather than back down, Judd has insisted he will continue to deliver church sermons where he sees fit, and how he sees fit.

In fact, he found the groups comments downright funny.

Via the Tampa Tribune:

On Monday, the Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter to the sheriff, warning that preaching in uniform is a violation of the First Amendment. The complaint was prompted by a Judd’s April 19 sermon at Lakeland’s First Baptist Church at the Mall.

The sheriff’s reply: He’ll be speaking at another church this Sunday.

“I found it humorous and entertaining,” Judd told The Tampa Tribune on Wednesday. “They obviously mischaracterized the sermon I preached. I was shocked. It is most bizarre.”

Judd’s sermon in question can be seen on the church web site, where he spoke of a program he implemented involving faith-based jail dorms.

“Wouldn’t the world be better if everyone behaved like a Christian?” Judd asked.

Comment: Is this a violation of church and state, or do we need more law officers guided by faith in this country?

Comments

6 Comments

  1. Douglas says:

    Mr. Smith, obviously you are against the 1st AMENDMENT. Using your “LOGIC”, individuals in the military cannot go to church in uniform because their action displays their support of a religion. Also, nothing in the first amendment blocks religious expression and the term “separation of church and state” is NOT in the Constitution nor is it implied. The “separation of church and state” was a term used by President Thomas Jefferson to insure the government would have no control over the exercise of religion, what you try to do. If “the right of religious expression was government-given (thus alienable) rather than God-given (hence inalienable), and that therefore the government might someday attempt to regulate religious expression. The attack on Sheriff Grady by the atheist, Freedom From Religion Foundation is exactly what the First Amendment was written to counter. This group wants to control an individuals religion participation based on his uniform. The practice of religion is a God given “inalienable”. Even the Atheist have the right to practice their so-called “religion” but Atheist do not have the power to block the religious practice of others; it is solidly in the Constitution that they cannot do this!

  2. James says:

    He is not breaking the law, separation of church and state is not in the bill of rights, not in the Constitution, it is in a group of letters that are not law

  3. Danny says:

    We need more!

  4. Vivian says:

    He is doing the right thing, my god bless you many times over and keep on doing what you are doing

    1. Matt Smith says:

      No he is not doing the right thing, he is an officer of the law, who is breaking the law. For that reason alone, he deserves to have the book thrown at him – if we cannot trust our police to hold the line, who can we trust? The reason we have a separation of church and state is because every time those two things have not been separated, it has resulted in tyranny. To be honest, I think this man is a narcissist, why else would he pick such a pointless attention seeking fight? More than this, his actions are theologically unsound, after all, did not Jesus make the separation between church and state clear when he said: ‘Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s’?

      1. Douglas says:

        Mr. Smith, obviously you are against the 1st AMENDMENT. Using your “LOGIC”, individuals in the military cannot go to church in uniform because their action displays their support of a religion. Also, nothing in the first amendment blocks religious expression and the term “separation of church and state” is NOT in the Constitution nor is it implied. The “separation of church and state” was a term used by President Thomas Jefferson to insure the government would have no control over the exercise of religion, what you try to do. If “the right of religious expression was government-given (thus alienable) rather than God-given (hence inalienable), and that therefore the government might someday attempt to regulate religious expression. The attack on Sheriff Grady by the atheist, Freedom From Religion Foundation is exactly what the First Amendment was written to counter. This group wants to control an individuals religion participation based on his uniform. The practice of religion is a God given “inalienable”. Even the Atheist have the right to practice their so-called “religion” but Atheist do not have the power to block the religious practice of others; it is solidly in the Constitution that they cannot do this!

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