Have you heard about the new option for serving time in Bay Minette, AL? The article, “Jesus or jail? Alabama town offers options for serving time” on the CNN Belief Blog, talks about how a small community is trying out a new tactic to get minor offenders back on the right track in life.
If you have been convicted of a misdemeanor, you now have the option in Bay Minette to either pay a fine, serve time in jail or attend church every Sunday for an entire year. After that year, your case is dismissed.
What do you think of this new option? Do you think this is a good step towards improving a community or do you think it could open a can of worms with other religions and the laws on the separation of church and state?