It is well understood that God is no longer the principal figure in this country. The words “In God We Trust” that made this country so warm, sensible and human, appear to be gone for good.
Everything that once reflected God in any way, such as children starting their days at school with a prayer, people happily wishing a Merry Christmas to each other during the December holidays, the Nativity Scene set up in public places, and all other such things, are in the past. The American Civil Liberties Union considers the Nativity offensive, without thinking that everybody is free to look or not look as they wish.
It is understood that incarcerated people have no rights. They probably have lost their rights to get up or go to bed at the time they so choose. They have lost the right to make a telephone call whenever they want to speak to a loved one. The right to speak or anything else is also lost the minute the gates of the jail are opened for them. But to lose the right to communicate privately with the one above — that is painful.
The only right a person never loses is the right to pray in silence, to communicate directly with God, Jehovah, Allah, or whomever they revere as their Supreme Master. But to deprive them of the written word! Why?
Forbidding them to receive the Word of the Lord from the representatives of their own religious institution is downright
We never thought that the persecution of Christianity would ever come to America.
Not everyone sitting in jail is a criminal; our jails are full of innocent people who more than ever need that communication with the Lord, not only for the light of some justice, but for forgiveness for the evil people who put them in that situation, be it the one that wrongfully accused them, or the prosecutor that intentionally made every possible move to destroy another human being to win a false case.
When believers pray, they don’t always pray for themselves only; they also pray for all those who have done wrong.
Is a connection with God only a thing for the privileged? Because we see the County Commissioners and City Council meetings always start with a prayer.
Even the ones who proudly call themselves atheist call on God in the most difficult times in their lives. We’ve heard some who claim to not believe in God, call out “Oh my God” during times of distress.
Apparently, there is a God for everyone, even atheists.
There is nothing more deplorable than abuse of power. It is understandable that whoever commits a crime must be punished, but they should not be abused by those considering themselves above all others.
The Clark County Detention Center is under the directive of the Sheriff; it is unforgivable that Sheriff Gillespie allows such an abuse of deprivation of the right to religion. Doesn’t he know what officers under his administration are doing?
Do we need to assume that this is the same practice candidate Joseph Lombardo would implement if he were elected Sheriff?
What would the next move be, to abolish the Book of Mormon from the detention center? There is a great percentage of Mormons in Clark County, and there are also many of them behind bars at the Clark County Detention Center.
One of the reasons we believe voters should consider Larry Burns for the position of Sheriff is because he is one of us, he believes crime should be fought to bring peace once again to our neighborhoods, but he also believes in respect for other human beings and treats everyone with dignity.
We strongly believe that the citizens of our county deserve more than a figure bragging about a master’s degree that is only good to him. We need someone willing to work shoulder to shoulder with the good men and women of Metro Police, the ones risking their lives on a daily basis for our safety and benefit. We need someone willing to restore
peace in our city, but treating everyone with the respect we all deserve.
We need a Sheriff who will restore the conditions of the Clark County Detention Center and investigate the wrongful acts committed by the officers assigned to that division of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
The right of religion is a God-given right that everybody is entitled to. We believe Larry Burns will give us all back that right.