Firefighter faces suspension over religious emails
Spokane Valley Fire Department commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to suspend a firefighter without pay for two 24-hour shifts for continuing to use his department account to send religious emails to fellow firefighters after being ordered to stop.
But Capt. Jon Sprague said he plans to continue sending the emails, arguing that orders to stop violate his First Amendment protections.
Sprague has been sending emails about the Spokane County Christian Firefighter Fellowship he founded since 2010. Over time he has reduced the overtly religious content of the emails but refused to stop sending the emails to a list of 46 fellow firefighters....
Luke 6:31 "Treat others the same way you want them to treat you.---NASB
Let's say your taxpayer and not a Muhammadan, or part of the Roman Catholics, Mormons and Jehovah Witnesses cults. Would you want the State to sponsor email going to you or others? Too often, the Golden Rule is overlooked. Something is great when we're doing it, but others have a valid opinion quite often that may not agree with ours.