Police officers forced to choose between their faith and their job

Amanda Pettepher says she enjoyed being a Cartersville Police sergeant, but she resigned from her job when she says her supervisors forced her to choose between religious convictions and criminal investigations.

“If I have to choose between my job and my Lord and Savior, I choose my faith every time,” Pettepher told FOX 5’s Portia Bruner.

Pettepher, along with David Bojczuk, resigned from the police department in April because they did not want to give up their monthly ministry with inmates at the Bartow County Jail. Officers started the prayer and worship service started 11 months ago with the police chief’s approval. Every third Thursday, the officers, while the officers were off duty, they went to the jail to offer prayers and read the Bible to inmates who expressed interest.

[Ed. – Do you think this was a conflict of interest? Or a 1st Amendment right?]

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