Sheriff Threatened With Lawsuit After Preaching in Uniform at Church
A sheriff in Florida is facing legal threats from the Freedom From Religion Foundation after speaking in a church's pulpit while wearing his uniform.
The FFRF is against Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd speaking or preaching at churches while wearing his police uniform.
Judd told Greta Van Susteren tonight that his constituency requests for him to speak at churches or other events as the sheriff.
"I wear my work clothes, I don't know why that's a surprise," he stated. "I am an elected official by the people in Polk County, Fla. So I am the boss."
Van Susteren asked if anyone in Polk County has complained.
"The people who employ me are the people who elected me. My correspondence is overwhelmingly positive," Judd replied. "It's not just churches. It's secular groups. Whoever asks me to come to their group and speak, that's exactly what I do, because I'm their servant and I'm honored to be able to do that."
Judd said that he will continue to speak in his uniform despite the legal threats from FFRF.
Watch the video above.
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