Court rules against Texas prison `God Pod'
A Christian-studies jail unit dubbed the ``God Pod'' violates the constitutional separation of church and state, the Texas Supreme Court has ruled.
``The county cannot . . . convey a message that endorses the personal religious beliefs of county officials in attempting to rehabilitate criminal offenders,'' Justice Deborah Hankinson wrote, in the unanimous ruling June 28.
The program was voluntary and inmates would participate for up to 120 days.
Two former inmates, one Jewish and the other a Jehovah's Witness, sued, claiming those who refused to participate were treated as second-class citizens within the jail.
I need more BOE letters, KMs and other material. Those who can send it to me - please do! The new section will be interesting!!
Daily News On The Watchtower and the Jehovah's Witnesses: