The State of Alabama could soon give a megachurch its own police force – a move that many religious freedom advocates, including Americans United, have pointed out would not only be unprecedented but also unconstitutional.
There are people who support separation of church and state in the South – plenty of them. It has been my privilege over the years to meet with some.
If U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) is confirmed as U.S. attorney general, his seat in the Senate will be open. The governor of Alabama, Robert Bentley (R), will have to a name a replacement to fill out the rest of Sessions’ term, which expires in 2020.