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Alabama Police Chief Under Fire from Atheist Activist Group for Using Prayer Walks to Fight Crime
christiannews.net ^ | March 14, 2013 | Heather Clark

Posted on 03/15/2014 1:18:03 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – An Alabama police chief is under fire from a prominent atheist activist organization for conducting prayer walks in his city as a way to fight crime.

The Madison, Wisconsin-based Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) recently sent a letter to Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper to assert that his actions are unconstitutional and offensive to non-Christians.

Roper, an ordained minister, is involved with the initiative Prayer Force United, a coalition between the chief, area churches and local residents to host monthly prayer walks and faith-based gatherings in areas of Birmingham that are most affected by crime.

“We understand that a police cruiser leads these prayer walks with lights flashing, followed by a truck with a sound system that ‘cranks up some gospel music,’” the letter from FFRF outlined. “At the end, a ‘worship team [is] going full bore, just praising Jesus.’ Then the ‘local pastor introduces the police chief,’ and you then give a sermon invoking Jesus several times.”

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1 posted on 03/15/2014 1:18:03 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

~~~ “At the end, a ‘worship team [is] going full bore, just praising Jesus.’”

Oh my, how horrifying. LOL


2 posted on 03/15/2014 1:21:14 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Religious and black, a conundrum to the leftists.


3 posted on 03/15/2014 1:22:11 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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What part of “congress shall make no law” are the people incapable of comprehending?


4 posted on 03/15/2014 1:23:06 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: dsrtsage

FFR has no problem with sharia law, though.

I hate these people along with Mikey “Whinestein”. I pray for their destruction.


5 posted on 03/15/2014 1:24:53 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

Prayer walks to combat atheists?


6 posted on 03/15/2014 1:25:13 PM PDT by Justice
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To: Menehune56

That’s because in reality (Christian) religious black people have more in common with us than their usual allies on the socialist/left-wing side of the political spectrum.


7 posted on 03/15/2014 1:25:24 PM PDT by JSDude1 (Defeat Hagan, elect a Constutional Conservative: Dr. Greg Brannon!)
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To: Justice

Atheists aren’t real good advocates for Freedom of Expression. They are just bullies.


8 posted on 03/15/2014 1:26:18 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: Justice

Why don’t atheists do a WALK and meditate and pray to rocks! Would I care?


9 posted on 03/15/2014 1:27:50 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: Justice

Why don’t atheists do a WALK and meditate and pray to rocks! Would I care?


10 posted on 03/15/2014 1:27:50 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: ilovesarah2012

Why do states and municipalities even bother responding to these groups? Just ignore the calls, letters, summonses and lawsuits. If judges give them summary judgments, ignore them. Refuse them and don’t pay any fines or legal fees. Have Gov. Bentley order his agencies to ignore the rulings and refuse to enforce them. Show these groups and their selected leftist judges just how little power they have — if we assert ours.


11 posted on 03/15/2014 1:29:37 PM PDT by montag813
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To: montag813

I agree. Best way to deal with bullies is to ignore them. Or beat the crap out of them.


12 posted on 03/15/2014 1:32:11 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012
Don't be fooled. Atheists Pagans and Wiccans will all use our God as
a shield when it suits them, but blasphemy it always. They don't have a
right to not be offended in America. They will all go to hell.
13 posted on 03/15/2014 1:34:22 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Menehune56

All of a sudden some high visibility black police chiefs are doing some really good work in really tough cities. Chief Roper is one and the other is Detroit’s chief who’s standing up for all law abiding citizen’s Second Amendment rights. More power to them all. Let’s see some white big city police chiefs follow their lead.


14 posted on 03/15/2014 1:34:37 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: ilovesarah2012

I vote for beat the crap out of them. :-)


15 posted on 03/15/2014 1:38:38 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
They can go pound sand and stop trying to infringe on my 1st amendment rights.

[Amendment I]

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

16 posted on 03/15/2014 1:50:00 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

I’m leaning that way myself.:)


17 posted on 03/15/2014 1:50:25 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

Or sue them into extinction for infringing on our 1st amendment rights.


18 posted on 03/15/2014 1:51:03 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: rovenstinez

Who will be the first to file countersuits against these trouble makers for seeking to restrict the free expression of religion?


19 posted on 03/15/2014 1:51:12 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: RedMDer

I don’t know why no one has done that yet.


20 posted on 03/15/2014 1:51:56 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

They are offended because someone is talking to Someone whom they (they atheists) do not beilieve exists?


21 posted on 03/15/2014 1:56:15 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (God is not the author of confusion. 1 Cor 13: 33)
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To: ilovesarah2012

So the good people of Alabama don’t mind, but those folks in Wisconsin would rather have crime in Alabama than a bit of Jesus!?!

Send the crime to Wisconsin!


22 posted on 03/15/2014 2:26:43 PM PDT by grame (May you know more of the love of God Almighty this day!)
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To: grame

I think FFR is racist!


23 posted on 03/15/2014 2:27:19 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: F15Eagle

They must be afraid that the TRUTH will be told!


24 posted on 03/15/2014 2:27:31 PM PDT by grame (May you know more of the love of God Almighty this day!)
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To: Graybeard58
Try pointing out to an atheist that the belief in the nonexistence of a deity is a faith-based belief system; just as the belief in a deity is. They like to think that their beliefs are “science-based”; and they don't like it when someone points out that there is no scientific proof nor disproof of the existence of a deity. The usual reaction (best case) is to play word games; which essentially attempt to redefine “atheism” as “agnosticism”.
25 posted on 03/15/2014 2:28:41 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: ilovesarah2012

Could be. Everyone on their board has very white skin.


26 posted on 03/15/2014 2:30:39 PM PDT by grame (May you know more of the love of God Almighty this day!)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

Just what did Jesus ever do to them? Love them.

This country is more insane by the minute. I guess these atheists don’t realize just Who is in charge of their next breath.


27 posted on 03/15/2014 2:34:55 PM PDT by Maudeen (Proverbs 3:5-7)
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To: grame

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans+1%3A18&version=NKJV

Romans 1:18

New King James Version (NKJV)
God’s Wrath on Unrighteousness

18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men,
who suppress the truth in unrighteousness,


28 posted on 03/15/2014 2:35:01 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: F15Eagle

I love BibleGateway. Just a click and a poke & the scripture in all its glory is there!


29 posted on 03/15/2014 2:40:39 PM PDT by grame (May you know more of the love of God Almighty this day!)
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To: grame

It’s good stuff - my preferred


30 posted on 03/15/2014 2:50:21 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Use prayer to fight atheists.


31 posted on 03/15/2014 3:33:31 PM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: Maudeen
I should take this opportunity to amend my previous post a bit. There is indeed no scientific way to prove there is no Deity. However, if a Deity chooses to reveal himself (or herself) that would be one way of disproving the atheist's assertion that there is no Deity. E.g. Jesus walking on water disproved the null hypothesis (there is no Diety). IOW, Christians have a lot more “science” on their side, than atheists have.
32 posted on 03/15/2014 4:32:18 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: ilovesarah2012

Hope Chief Roper tells them to kiss off. We have got to stop legitimizing these jerks by taking them seriously.


33 posted on 03/15/2014 7:39:26 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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