ACLU goes after OK Bible-quoting police chief

Monday, October 2, 2017
 | 
Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

Bible 1The police chief of a small Oklahoma town has taken action in hopes of satisfying the American Civil Liberties Union.

Threatening a lawsuit, the ACLU issued a letter to Mayor Rosa Jackson in Mounds, demanding that the local police department refrain from posting Bible verses to social media. 

Mounds, located in Creek County, has a population of approximately 1,200.

The left-leaning organization alleges that posting verses on the Facebook page is nothing short of establishing religion in violation of the U.S. Constitution.

Tulsa television station KOTV talked with Police Chief Antonio Porter, who is alsoa pastor, who said he's trying to "spread love and encouragement." 

After the ACLU's letter became public, a groundswell of support for the local officers arose. Among the supporters, local resident Michael Arthur pointed out that the objections are coming from sources outside the community.

“With as much negativity and as many bad things that [are] happening across the country, he's a ray of sunshine for this community,” Arthur contended.

To protect the town from a legal challenge, however, Chief Porter has since stated that he will no longer post verses on the police department's Facebook page but use a separate private Facebook page, "Mounds Pastoring Devotionals."

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWS BRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

FEATURED PODCAST

VOTE IN OUR POLL

The most important immigration policy coming from President Trump’s first term is…

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

Social media CEOs to face grilling from Republican senators
Gulf Coast braces, again, for hurricane as Zeta takes aim
Utility: Winds too weak to cut power before California fire
NXIVM guru gets 120 years in prison in sex-slaves case
Thai student-protesters aim for ambitious political change
Barrett faces busy schedule as she joins Supreme Court
Philadelphia police shooting sparks riots

LATEST FROM THE WEB

Democrats falling short in 3 of 4 battlegrounds
Joe Biden says much of the protest violence is a 'cry for justice' in speech to supporters
Philadelphia police say 1,000 looters targeting businesses on second night of protests
College teaches that 'All Lives Matter' and 'Blue Lives Matter' are anti-blackness
Critical Race Theory is socialist, anti-God and anti-American

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day
NEXT STORY
Adams: Mueller must go after Manafort charges

Trump and ManafortA former U.S. Justice Department attorney says the indictments handed down by special counsel Robert Mueller suggest it's time for President Donald Trump to fire him and end the ongoing investigation.