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Oklahoma police chief to cease religious posts amid backlash


September 22, 2017

MOUNDS, Okla. (AP) — A police chief south of Tulsa says he'll stop posting to his agency's Facebook page after receiving backlash for writing religious messages.

The Tulsa World reports the Mounds Police Department came under fire after the ACLU argued the department violated the First Amendment because they promoted Christianity without discussing the merits of other religions.

ACLU of Oklahoma legal director Brady Henderson says the department's posts violated the U.S. and Oklahoma constitutions against government officials establishing a state religion.

Mounds Police Chief Antonio Port...

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