Can I have a while to think about this, Your Honour?
Jesus Saves You From Doing Time
Did you know that people who go to church are inherently good people? That they never do anything wrong or make bad decisions? Oh, you didn’t? That’s because it’s bunkum.
Somebody needs to tell that to Muskogee County, Oklahoma District Judge Mike Norman.
17-year-old Tyler Alred was convicted of manslaughter after colliding with a tree, killing his passenger. He had been drinking and, although under the legal limit, since he was a minor he was considered to be driving under the influence of alcohol. Last week, Alred’s conviction was deferred under the condition that — wait for it — he attend church on Sunday for 10 years.
Oh separation of church and state. You’re doing it so wrong.
Let’s think about this for a second. Part of this young man’s punishment is to go to church for 10 years. One could interpret this in one of two ways:
1. Going to church is horrible and basically like going to jail.
2. Going to church will help this guy mature into a responsible human being.
Somehow I doubt it’s number one.
I have two problems with this. First, there is no possible way this is legal. As the Tulsa World points out, if this sentence were challenged it would be unlikely to be upheld.
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