London Police Wants Religion Groups To Fight Crime
London (CNSNews.com) - London's police commissioner has called on religious groups to get more involved in the fight against crime, but a humanist organization is upset at what it said was an unwarranted mix of church and state.
In a speech this week to the Evangelical Alliance (EA), Commissioner Sir John Stevens said that church groups could help stem crime by imbuing values and morals into young people.
Seventy percent of crimes in London are committed by people under-18, the commissioner said.
"In a society where young people often lack a sense of moral obligation, the church can play a key role in helping to fill this void," Stevens said. "The responsibility for the church, as it is for police, is to engage with young people in particular in a meaningful way."
hmmmmmm, interesting........so sad to see the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) is here too, their philosophy, just under another name, but do tell me, do you have The Constitution as well? The Constitution, which they have been misinterpreting and misrepresenting for decades in such a loud voice that the majority of people in the US no longer know what it states, but only know the ACLU's interpretation and aim, to kill God's influence in every thing.
Separation of Church and State!
And what does it truly state, the Constitution of the United States of America? Read for yourself and let me point out, with no attempt to malign the UK, it was so stated to avoid government to mandate one church over another, it was to protect the people in their choice of faith from government, not government from the people's religion and it's influence.
AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATESAmendment I (1791)Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
Christianity, true Christianity, always had a good and positive influence on society, so long as it was free to work out the principle taught in God's word and that His Son exemplified. He came that they (all that believe) may have life and have it more abundantly. As we look at life today, apart from the materialistic affluence that many possess, can we truly say, we, as a people, live life abundantly, free from worry, free to express and share God in all phases of life and free to worship our creator?
With all the spineless Christianity in this country it is encouraging to see someone in a public role speaking out in this way. Whether this man is a fundamental Christian or not I don't know, but he is making his faith in Christ public which is a blessing.