Posted with permission from Crooks and Liars
Because It's Aladamnbama, Where They Have Weaponized Jesus

Holy crap.

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.

The church says it needs its own police officers to keep its school as well as its more than 4,000 person congregation safe.

The Presbyterians need their own police? The regular police force doesn't have enough Tasers for Jesus?

Briarwood Presbyterian Church describes themselves in their mission statement -"For God's glory, we are committed to equipping Christians to worship God and to reach Birmingham to reach the world for Christ."

I wonder how excited they are going to be when the mosque forms a police force.

I bet that idea was too big to fit in any of the small minds in the Alabama legislature.

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