Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Group Challenges Sheriff's Preaching While In Uniform
Lakeland, Florida, which is no stranger to church-state conflicts, is now home to another one. Fox 13 News reports that Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd delivered a sermon last April at the First Baptist Church in Lakeland, wearing his sheriff's uniform. The sermon focused on developing faith based dorms at the Polk County Jail and criminals changing their lives after finding Jesus. The Freedom From Religion Foundation has threatened to sue if Judd continues to wear his official uniform while preaching.