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OHIO: Cops Help Church Stage Arrests Of Pastors Because Religious Liberty

Via the Associated Press:
The staged arrests of pastors in front of their congregations in northeast Ohio got a surprising reaction for one sheriff. Videos of the mock arrests posted online brought a wave of criticism for the Summit County Sheriff’s office from people who thought the deputies really were interrupting church services to make arrests. Sheriff Steve Barry says his deputies took part in the mock arrests Sunday at a couple churches around Akron after the pastors approached his office and asked it to participate. The churches staged the arrests as part of their “Defending the Faith” sermons. Videos showed deputies handcuffing pastors while they preached and placing them in patrol car.
Via Friendly Atheist:
Do you have any idea how oppressed and persecuted American Christians are? So oppressed and persecuted that in order to prove it, pastors in Ohio called the local cops and requested to be taken into custody in front of their congregations. You heard right. The histrionic clergymen staged mock arrests — with the help of publicly funded police officers no less — to drive home how severely their Jesus faith has come under attack.Putting on a stage play is one thing. But that church officials are reduced to staging arrests by bad-guy cops (who clearly represent the long arm of government) is the best illustration yet of how absolutely deranged the Christian persecution narrative has become.
Needless to say, no American pastor has ever been arrested except for the usual reasons. You know, child fucking, child porn, rape, murder, drug dealing, domestic abuse, and stealing shitloads of money. And those links are just from the last month.

From the Ohio church's YouTube channel.

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