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In Theory: Should an Alabama church be allowed to start its own police force?

In Theory: Should an Alabama church be allowed to start its own police force?

A church in Alabama seeks to establish its own police force.

The Alabama Senate passed a bill Tuesday, April 11, granting Briarwood Presbyterian Church the right to start its own police force — of one or more persons — to protect the church and its ministries, the New York Times reports.

The church has more than 4,000 members and 40 ministries, including schools, from preschool through the 12th grade.

The church stated in a February news release...

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