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Officer Promoted Religion During Traffic Stop

Druid Couple Said They Were Targeted Because Of Their Beliefs

GREER, S.C. -- A volunteer police officer in Greer is under investigation after a Greenville County couple accused the officer of promoting his religion during a traffic stop.
Tony Gainey and D.J. Gainey said reserve officer Tony Stewart pulled them over because of the bumper stickers on their car. One of the stickers read, "It's a druid thing."Both of them believe in druidism -- a nature-and-art focused religion.
The officer cited Tony Gainey for driving with a suspended license, not having proper license plates or proof of insurance.Gainey said Stewart asked them about their bumper stickers. They said a few days later they received a card and letter from Stewart.In the card he wrote: "God is calling you to listen to words from the Baptists. This is clear! If you deny this, then you are pushing away the hand of God and that would not be wise."D.J. Gainey said, "He really felt like he was led to talk to us, to give us the message that God wanted us to hear because we were not following the right way."Greer Police said their investigation could take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks.Stewart is an unpaid volunteer. He's been with the police department for 14 years.Stewart did not comment because this is an active investigation. He will not be on duty again until the investigation is complete.
I tought US cops wern't supposed to promote religion while on duty
 

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player-x no body cares. please no more political threads.
 

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Reminds me of the pilot who wanted to know if everyone on the plane was a Christian, and then said that those who were not Christian still had to time to convert :)

EDIT: Quit spamming, Seta-San. Please don't post over and over just to registrate your dislike of some subject. No one is forcing you to come here, and no one should be forced to listen to your whinning.
 

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That reminds me of the time, when we Maldivians were invaded by some group of people from Portuguese, they tried to convert us all into Christians by trying to force Liquor into our mouths. Luckily, we were saved by some great local heroes. Hehe, thats kind of the same story i guess
 

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I dread the day this kind of things will happen in my country....well I guess that social apathy has its upsides after all :p
 

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please. threads like this are spam. And pretty much everyone is sick of seeing you and cooliscool fighting.

Boltzmann said:
Reminds me of the pilot who wanted to know if everyone on the plane was a Christian, and then said that those who were not Christian still had to time to convert :)

EDIT: Quit spamming, Seta-San. Please don't post over and over just to registrate your dislike of some subject. No one is forcing you to come here, and no one should be forced to listen to your whinning.
 

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the whole point of a discussion board is to discuss thinkg like this,and from my point of view seta-san is spamming
 

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please. threads like this are spam. And pretty much everyone is sick of seeing you and cooliscool fighting.
What makes you think we are eager to see your whinning of the day? :p
And I have to agree wtih Boltzmann and Player-X here. This is a discussion forum, and the news Player-X posted sets up a discussion topic.
 

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Boltzmann said:
Reminds me of the pilot who wanted to know if everyone on the plane was a Christian, and then said that those who were not Christian still had to time to convert :)
I liked the story about the attempted lion conversion better :p

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please. threads like this are spam. And pretty much everyone is sick of seeing you and cooliscool fighting.
I think we all defin "spam" here as a post or thread that has no purpose whatsoever and is just taking up space in the forums. This thread does not suit this definition. If you're annoyed by Player-X's post, then don't look at them. Other people (myself included) find his news stories rather interesting. As Boltz and Proto said, this is a discussion forum, and spawn a discussion is exactly what Player-X did (well, the discussion has seemed to shift focus to you now instead)

Why don't you post something worthy then Seta-San? Instead of complaining about the "spam" here.
 

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Seta-San said:
please. threads like this are spam.
It's not spam, since he actually has something to say. Unlike you, who only comes to ask for the thread to be closed.

Why don't you try to say something useful? Or, if you don't have anything useful to say, stay the hell out of here! You're just cluttering the thread with your complaints.

BTW, where in the rules does it say that this kind of thread is spam?

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And pretty much everyone is sick of seeing you and cooliscool fighting.
If he doesn't come around spamming there'll be no fight at all.

@Mako Eyes: Lion conversion? I'm not sure I've heard of it.
 

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Boltzmann said:
@Mako Eyes: Lion conversion? I'm not sure I've heard of it.
Lion or Tiger, can't remember . . . but it was some form of large wild cat.

Some guy jumped in the pen at a zoo and tried to convert one to Christianity. I think he ended up getting smoked though :p (injured, not killed).
 

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Back to the subject...
To My knowledge there is NO law against a police officer promoting religion, provided he doesn't abuse his power in doing so... Meaning he can't do what he is accused of and just cite someone based on their belief...
An example of promoting religion that isn't an abuse of power would be something along thses lines:
An officer citing/arresting a junkie and telling him he needs to find God and get off the smack before God finds him. That is perfectly acceptable and in no way illegal.
 

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Well, glad that in my country something like this doesn`t happen (although you don`t pretty much see people with stickers showing what religion they have). Usually, when a police officer stops you it`s because he wants some cash from you (subtle message was: he wants a bribe).
 

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Mako Eyes said:
Lion or Tiger, can't remember . . . but it was some form of large wild cat.

Some guy jumped in the pen at a zoo and tried to convert one to Christianity. I think he ended up getting smoked though :p (injured, not killed).
:lol: He deserved death :evil:

Cloud Strife 7 said:
Well, glad that in my country something like this doesn`t happen (although you don`t pretty much see people with stickers showing what religion they have). Usually, when a police officer stops you it`s because he wants some cash from you (subtle message was: he wants a bribe).
:rotflmao: This sounds just like Brazilian cops.
 
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