Tuesday, October 12, 2010

You can read any book in prison - as long as its the Bible

I could make a joke here about how the Bible is full of stories of sexual assault, violence, and genocide - but it's too easy.

Instead, let's focus on the policy from a South Carolina jail that only allowed inmates to read the Bible.

Sure - they could have helped the inmates get an education by letting them read about history, or how to be an accountant so they could get a better paying job, or any number of things.

But why do that - when you can force your beliefs on people? Separation of church and state - who needs it?

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