Attend Church Or Go To Jail

Posted by | March 20, 2008 16:26 | Filed under: Top Stories

That’s what Judge Christine Dalton told Pachino Hill of Davenport, Iowa.

Hill, 29, of Davenport was sentenced Wednesday by Scott County Associate Judge Christine Dalton to a counseling program offered by Third Missionary Baptist Church. She also ordered him to attend church there eight consecutive Sundays, to pay a fine and be on probation for one year.
If he doesn’t comply, he faces up to two years in prison for eluding and driving while barred. The charges are the result of a police chase from Rock Island to Davenport in October.

Nice that a government official can decide upon an individual’s worship and that finding God can an offender’s punishment.

“I believe God has a plan for Pachino Hill’s life, and I believe it’s coming to fruition,” she said.

Prosecutor Marc Gellerman did not object to the counseling program but did request that Hill attend church services.

Separation of church and state, anyone?

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