Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd is under fire after a group says he broke the law by giving a sermon in uniform.
“Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.” 2 Timothy 4:2 (KJV)
LAKELAND, Fla. – Judd spoke from the pulpit of First Baptist Church at the Mall in Lakeland two months ago. “Wouldn’t the world be better if everyone behaved like a Christian?” Judd said as part of his speech.
The Freedom from Religion Foundation sent Judd a letter accusing him of “excluding other religions and making non-believers feel like outsiders in their own community.”
Judd says he was invited to the church and that his message was “clear and uplifting.”