Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! 2006 - Joshilyn Jackson - DailyKos online -
62,875. It is illegal to wear a fake moustache that causes laughter in church. Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! 2006
62,876. There are gods in Alabama: Jack Daniel’s, high school quarter- backs, trucks, big tits, and also Jesus. Joshilyn Jackson, Gods in Alabama
128,389. Briarwood Presbyterian Church, a megachurch located in the relatively wealthy Birmingham suburb of Vestavia Hills, Alabama, attracts a reported 8,000 people to its campus every day. In 2017, Briarwood officials lobbied and were successful in getting conservative politicians to propose a bill that would allow them to have their own police force. They argued that the police force would be modest, and that there would be no jail under Briarwood’s control, but that ‘officers would answer to the church and if you had a complaint, you’d have to complain it to the church.’ Keep in mind, the church already has its own private security force. No other church in Alabama signed on to the request.
The bill faded away until this year. On Wednesday, after it had passed through the state legislature, Governor Kay Ivey signed a bill that allows Briarwood Presbyterian to create its own police force to enforce the law at its church and school campuses. The bill allows the church to ’appoint and employ one or more suitable persons to act as police officers to keep off intruders and prevent trespass upon and damage to the property … These persons shall be charged with all the duties and invested with all the powers of police officers, including the power of arrest for unlawful acts committed on the property.’ The law is set to come into effect this fall. (Alabama & Church & Police) DailyKos online article 21 June 2019 Walter Einenkel, ‘Alabama governor signs law allowing church to have its own police force’