“Operation Good Shepherd” Sends Evangelists To Crime Scenes… Who Could Complain?

In Montgomery, Alabama,
As the victim of a crime
You might want the cops to move
A little faster
They’ll be there, if you are lucky,
In the very nick of time,
But they’ll make one stop
To bring along a pastor

When they bring along “Good Shepherds”
They don’t mean the K-9 corps—
But evangelists, whose job
Is just to preach
Simply spreading Christianity
Is what this program’s for—
And at crime scenes, there’s
An audience to reach

It’s a blatant violation
Of our first amendment rights!
This conjoining of a
Pastor and a cop…
It’s a weapon for the church—
The constitution in its sights—
Alabama’s got to understand,
And stop!

Seriously, what? Montgomery, Alabama is using public funds “to place Evangelical Christian Pastors at crime scenes“. I can’t see why American Atheists might object to that… I mean, other than every single thing about it.

Maybe this is all just a misunderstanding…

The department’s official chaplain Corp. David Hicks said in an interview on Christian radio, “What we want to do is combine the religious community and the Montgomery Police Department and we want to unite those as one.”

Ah. No, then.

Can’t wait to see how this one plays out.


  1. Pliny the in Between says

    Maybe this is just a Jerry Bruckheimer stunt to publicize a new action genre – CSI- Christian Scene Investigators! I call copyright just in case he isn’t behind it…

  2. grumpyoldfart says

    Sounds like a vote-buying enterprise to me. Give the preachers cushy well paid jobs and they can repay the favor by giving parishioners a few hints about which way to vote at the next election.

  3. had3 says

    It’s necessary to combat the criminals who bring the mooslim or satanic atheism to the crime scenes. We know it works because so many criminals find god in jail.

  4. Johnny Vector says

    Ah yes, the church police.

    “There’s another dead bishop on the landing, vicar-sergeant.”

    “Detective-parson, mum.”

  5. Cuttlefish says

    Johnny V, I cannot believe I missed out on using that reference in the original! Shame! Shame!

  6. busterggi says

    Give you odds they claim to be successfully converting murder victims – hey, if the Mormons can count the dead as converts why not the evangelicals?

  7. Onamission5 says

    This is a more blatant violation of church and state than when the church across my street let out their basement to the county sheriff’s office and posted voting instructions for Amendment 1 on their streetside signage.

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