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Saturday, June 10, 2023

A Cop Can't Be A Christian?

I'm not about to call myself a strong Christian. I was born and raised a Catholic, and I think of myself as a part-time Catholic (e.g., Christmas and Easter mass, etc). Part of it is laziness. Part of it is serious scheduling issues (cop's generally don't work 9-5). And part is, quite frankly, issues with the current Vicar of Christ.

With that as a background I found this article rather interesting. A judge says a cops cannot be Christians? 

NY Judge Argues Cops Can’t Be Christian Because of “Killing”

A New York state appellate judge is under fire for trying to make a case that cops can’t be faithful Christians — because the job could include killing people.

During a hearing Tuesday in Manhattan before the state Supreme Court’s First Judicial Department, lawyer Jimmy Wagner contended the city should’ve never denied his client, NYPD Sgt. Patrick Marsteller, a religious exemption during the pandemic so he could remain on the job without getting vaccinated, the New York Post reports.

Associate Justice Troy K Webber fired back, citing the sixth commandment: “Does being a police officer conflict with Christian values as well? That, you know, do not kill the thing?...”

No madam, it's the "do not murder" thing. The 6th Commandment in the Bible is colloquially quoted as you do, with the word "kill." It's more accurately described as "Thou shall not murder." Seeing you are a black female Democrat, you may like understand that over 600, 000 men died in a war to liberate the slaves. Tell me Ms. Webber, were these men not deserving of God's grace? 

Another point, you may have heard the Battle Hymn of the Republic in the past. Most people know, to one degree or another, the first few verses. But it is a long hymn, and the final verse is appropriate here (emphasis mine):

In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea (glory, glory Hallelujah)

With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me (glory, glory Hallelujah)

As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free 

His truth is marching on

Glory, glory Hallelujah

Glory, glory Hallelujah

Glory, glory Hallelujah

His truth is marching on

Judge I suggest you say away from cases involving law enforcement. To say the least, your objectivity is questionable.   

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