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Oklahoma police captain sues department over mosque assignment
Fox News ^ | 08/16/2012 | Mike Jaccarino

Posted on 08/19/2012 1:09:52 PM PDT by caldera599

A Tulsa police officer and devout Christian is suing his department after being punished for refusing to go to a mosque for a mandatory cultural event.

Police Capt. Paul Campbell Fields, a 17-year veteran, was docked two weeks' pay, transferred, reduced to the graveyard shift and made ineligible for promotions for at least a year, after he told his chief his faith made it impossible for him to attend a "Law Enforcement Appreciation Day" at the Islamic Cultural Society of Tulsa, according to the lawsuit.

Fields, 43, is a non-denominational Christian, who quoted Scripture in legal explanation of his insubordination.

"This event is compelling me to go to a venue where a group of individuals is prepared to discuss their (Islamic) faith," Fields said during a May 2012 deposition, the transcript of which was obtained by FoxNews.com. "And in my faith, I have a duty to proselytize my faith to people (who) don't subscribe to my faith. I can't do that in uniform. And so therein lies the conflict or moral dilemma I face."

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TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: demotion; mosque; outrage; police

1 posted on 08/19/2012 1:10:01 PM PDT by caldera599
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To: caldera599

I’m on Capt. Fields’ side - I wouldn’t go, either. I have worked with a fair number of muzzies and, frankly, I just don’t care for the majority.

IMO, the PD has no business ordering their officers to attend these events. This is just PC BS and, if the PD wants to hold an Open House (for example) for the muzzies in the community so they can meet the officers, that’s one thing.

But, ordering these police to attend services at a mosque, is beyond the pale and unacceptable. Religion is taboo topic for mixing at work and requiring the PD oficers to attend, IMO, is a violation of their civil rights.

I hope Capt. Fields wins!


2 posted on 08/19/2012 1:20:07 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: caldera599

Might have gone and challenged them in a matter of fact way on their 7th Century death cult, despite any departmental instruction otherwise. In any case, the event should have been completely voluntary.


3 posted on 08/19/2012 1:23:57 PM PDT by twister881
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To: caldera599

I’m normally NOT fond of lawsuits, BUT this one is the exception. Should a defense fund be started for the LT, I’ll be at the head of the line to kick in.


4 posted on 08/19/2012 1:25:41 PM PDT by jmax (Full mag inserted, round in chamber, hammer is back...safety is OFF.)
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To: caldera599

Separation of church and state.
Oh, I forgot. Doesn’t apply to Islam. /s


5 posted on 08/19/2012 1:25:51 PM PDT by Vinnie (A)
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To: caldera599
Paraphrasing Fred Dalton Thompson as Rear Admiral Joshua Painter, Commander of the Enterprise Carrier Battle Group in The Hunt For Red October:We see this more and more every day. And what is being done about it?
6 posted on 08/19/2012 1:37:32 PM PDT by upchuck ("Definition of 'racist:' someone that is winning an argument with a liberal." ~ Peter Brimelow)
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To: caldera599

And how many Christian “cultural events” are being planned for Muslims? How many Muslims would attend?


7 posted on 08/19/2012 1:43:13 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: caldera599

OMG!! What has HAPPENED to common sense!!! WHY THE HELL should ANYONE be going to these things?


8 posted on 08/19/2012 2:02:39 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: caldera599
Sounds like the good captain is nothing more than an intolerant hater!

/sarc

9 posted on 08/19/2012 2:04:35 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr (It will take blood)
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To: caldera599

A Tulsa police officer and devout Christian is suing his department after being punished for refusing to go to a mosque for a mandatory cultural event.
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From the title I though he was sent there to investigate a crime...

This is like the firefighters who were ordered to march in the gay parade a couple of years ago...

They sued and won i think...


10 posted on 08/19/2012 2:19:26 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: caldera599

What ever happened to separation of church and state?


11 posted on 08/19/2012 2:23:41 PM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: Vinnie

Yes, how convenient for enemies.


12 posted on 08/19/2012 2:39:02 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF YOU GET ONE CHOICE CHOOSE WISELY)
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To: Jagdgewehr

intolerant hater—anyone who lays down and lets the enemy
do as they please.


13 posted on 08/19/2012 2:48:32 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF YOU GET ONE CHOICE CHOOSE WISELY)
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To: caldera599

Don’t you think that the PC politicians would cave if a Moose Limb objected to working in a Synagogue?


14 posted on 08/19/2012 2:55:48 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: caldera599
the event would include meetings with Muslim community leaders, a tour of the center's mosque, talks on Islam, as well as a 45-minute prayer service.

Oh HELL NO!

15 posted on 08/19/2012 3:35:30 PM PDT by Eaker (Stripping Americans of their freedom and dignity and rubbing their noses in it is a very bad idea.)
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