November 30, 2012

God Rest Ye Merry, Criminals?

Matthew Brown, Deseret News

A judge in Oklahoma admits his decision to require church attendance during probation probably wouldn't withstand an appeal. But until someone challenges the practice, he will keep doing it.

District Judge Mike Norman sentenced 17-year-old Tyler Alred earlier this month to 10 years probation for DUI manslaughter. Among the conditions of the probation, Allred must attend a weekly church service of his choosing.

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October 16, 2013
Do You Really Need Church?
Mike Sacks
When we think of religious people, we usually imagine them practicing their faith within an organized group in a church, a synagogue, a mosque, etc. But has the role of religious institutions changed? more ››