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In what is probably a case of good intentions that could have been handled a bit more shrewdly, State trooper Brian Hamilton is being sued by a woman for asking her about her salvation during a traffic stop. According to Bogan, Hamilton pulled her over during a routine moving violation and then, after giving her a warning, proceeded to ask if she had a home church, if she'd ever accepted Jesus as her savior and gave her some literature to read. "It's completely out of line and it just—it took me aback," Bogan told The Indianapolis Star. "The whole time, his lights were on. I had no reason to believe I could just pull away at that point, even though I had my warning."

The case raises some questions about First Amendment rights. On the one hand, as executive director of the American Family Association of Indiana Micah Clark says, it, "might not be the most persuasive time to talk to someone about their faith, but I don't think that a police officer is prohibited from doing something like that." But Jennifer Drobac, a professor at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis, contends that "The police officer is representing the government ... so that means, as a representative, this person, while on duty, while engaged in official action, is basically overstepping and is trying to establish religion" ... Discuss

Another day, another dumb fake news site getting its ill-gotten clicks by exploiting the natural human desire to trust his fellow man. Time was, reporting the news was an honorable profession in which great journalists took joy in informing the public of the truth. Today, any joker with a router can pass off "the truth" as a modern way to crank call millions with downright cruel chicanery. One of the most egregious peddlers of these pranks is World News Daily Report, who recently posted an article titled "Newly-Found Document Holds Eyewitness Account of Jesus Performing Miracle." If the unnecessary hyphen wasn't enough to tip you off, the story is a total fake. The picture used is actually from Wikipedia's article on the Vindolanda tablets. The alleged historian who found the mystical document, Ignazio Perrucci, is not real.

This hasn't stopped several sites from reporting the story as fact and some 25,000 people from sharing it on Facebook. If you see any of them, kindly inform them that the story is untrue ... Discuss

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