Ever play that game “Would you rather?” Here’s a Fun Friday edition: Would you rather spend a year in jail or church?
It’s not entirely theoretical, at least not for nonviolent, first-time offenders in Alabama:
- –Jesus or jail? Alabama town offers options for serving time (CNN)
- –Criminals offered choice of time in pews or the pokey (RNS)
- –Alabama offer of church attendance or jail draws protest (Reuters)
And for a related question: If you get arrested under Alabama’s strict new immigration law, could you serve time by going to church instead of jail? That would certainly be convenient for clergy concerned that such laws will penalize Good Samaritans!
What do you think? Share your thoughts in the Comments section below.