Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Americans United Opposes Christian Prison in Oklahoma

The legal department for Americans United for Separation of Church and State has sent a letter to corrections officials in Oklahoma warning them that the proposed "Christian prison" in Wakita cannot be supported with public funds.

In a press release today, AU Executive Director Barry Lynn said,
"It is wrong for government to take taxpayers" money and spend it on religious indoctrination," Lynn said. "That's a violation of the fundamental rights of every American.

"I strongly believe that inmates should have access to religious services of their own choosing," he continued, "but government should never favor one faith over others or coerce inmates to participate in religion."

1 comment:

Asinus Gravis said...

One might think that with the millions of Americans already imprisoned by Christian churches--mentally, emotionally, politically, and financially--they would recognize that enough is enough.

This is really pushing the envelope!

What is really needed is the freedom of the Kingdom of God, not the lockup of the principalities and powers.