Originally Posted by bowtown
Interesting that you chose to leave this part out:
While I'm no big fan of church or organized religion, sometimes you have to work with what you've got. In a situation where you have a tragedy like this, aside from getting the kid help (as I posted above), I think it also makes a lot of sense to keep him in a routine where he is surrounded by a community that can support him and keep an eye on him. In the case of a town on Oklahoma, church is probably the best bet for that.
Maybe you'd just prefer he go rot in jail though? The family of the victim certainly doesn't.
So attending the same "community" he's been in previously (this church) will somehow reduce the chances of him committing the crime he attended while already a part of said "community"?
Awesome logic there.
How 'bout this - the government isn't supposed to get involved in anyone's religious habits and there is zero evidence to support that simply attending church services does anyone a damn bit of good. So instead of giving a judge carte blanche to dictate the daily habits of someone else's life that has no legitimate rewards maybe we take a step back and have him do all the wonderful proven rehab techniques sans-Christian zealotry? That sounds a bit more in line with the Constitution now doesn't it?
Originally Posted by cutthemdown
yeah you could probably overturn, then just have judge give you prison time.
Or better yet, have the judge and DA both disbarred for willfully violating the FIRST AMENDMENT.