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Anti-Religion Group Asks Alabama Sheriff to Stop Referencing Prayer after Tragedies

Mikaela Mathews : Dec 10, 2019
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According to local news, Smith has no intention of changing the nature of his Facebook posts to accommodate the request.

airlift[] An anti-religion nonprofit has requested Alabama sheriff Nick Smith to stop mentioning prayer on the Sheriff's office's Facebook page. (Image: Walker County Sheriff Nick Smith at the Parrish Church of the Nazarene /Source: Walker County Sheriff's Office Facebook)

"The issue here is that the sheriff's office has a pattern of using tragedy to promote the idea of prayer and our letter reminds the sheriff not everyone in Walker County prays or believes in the same religion," said Sam Grover, the Associate Counsel for the Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF).

Two local tragedies prompted the foundation to send a letter. When Lowndes County Sheriff Williams was shot and killed, Smith requested prayer from the community... Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here

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