Alabama: Sheriff ‘Won’t Bow’ to Bidding of The Freedom From Religion Foundation
Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) contacted Sheriff Nick Smith of the Walker County Sheriff’s Office on Nov. 26 to advise that a citizen had expressed concern that Smith’s office “has a pattern of calling on citizens to pray during times of tragedy.”
“We write to encourage your office to use more inclusive language when posting on social media,” it wrote.
The Sheriff’s Office says that it “won’t bow” to the bidding of the Freedom From Religion Foundation after it received a letter requesting that Sheriff Nick Smith cease promoting prayer on social media as it favors religion over non-religion.
FFRF told Smith that he is free to personally turn to religion in trying times, but he “cannot encourage others to do the same.” […]