In the United States of America, citizens enjoy freedom of religion.
They also enjoy the separation of church and state, thanks to a document called The Constitution. That’s why some people get nervous when branches of the armed services start printing biblical verses on M-16s—or when cops in uniform deliver religious sermons.
Police officers, like citizens, are free to worship Jesus, Allah, Buddha, or who and whatever else they like in their capacity as private citizens.
But when a cop preaches or proselytizes in their capacity as a police officer, it generally tends to open up an enormous can of worms.
Polk County, Florida, Sheriff Grady Judd is taking some heat after a group says he broke the law by giving a sermon in uniform.
“Wouldn’t the world be better if everyone behaved like a Christian?” Judd said in one of his recent speeches.
Naturally many people wondered, “which Christian are you talking about exactly?”