June 2, 2009

Blogger Outed by Police to Church Sues

Police Officer Breaking the LawImage by Call To Adventure via Flickr

Last month I posted about a disturbing story out of Jacksonville, FL, in which an anonymous blogger was outed by a police detective after he dared to criticize Pastor Mac Brunson of the First Baptist Church. The detective in question was a member of the pastor's security detail and revealed the blogger's identity to Brunson and his congregation even though no criminal charges were ever filed. I am happy to report the the blogger is now suing the sheriff's department and prosecutor's office. Sometimes this sort of legal action is necessary to prevent future abuses.

I wonder how many other churches have law enforcement officers working for them?

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