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Florida Deputy Suspended For Leaving "Obama Prayer" On Co-Worker's Desk

January 04, 2011  | 


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A Manatee County Sheriff's Office sergeant was suspended without pay for almost 26 hours after he labeled a scripture passage in a Bible as "the Obama prayer" and left it on co-worker's desk, reports the Bradenton Herald.

The highlighted scripture was Psalm 109, which reads in part, "Let his days be few, and let another take his office."

The co-worker is also a corrections sergeant and is black. She said she was offended when she found the Bible and considered what she saw to be a threat against the president.

Read the full story at Bradenton.com.


Comments (5)

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blainenay @ 1/4/2011 9:14 PM

First Amendment? What First Amendment. Police don't need freedom of speech -- especially political speech! The officer who recieved this note needs to grow up and get a sense of humor! Surely by now, she knows her vote for the acting president was a huge mistake. But, few of those who voted with her have the integrity to admit such a mistake.

Morning Eagle @ 1/4/2011 11:55 PM

It does appear that some people spend more time looking for something to be offended by than they do actually doing the job they were hired for. I doubt if she realizes the current occupant of the White House was and is a huge mistake but she may get promoted to Detective for her intrepid investigative abilities. Maybe she should apply for the Secret Service since she obviously knows a threat to the president when she sees one. May the Good Lord save our country from the ultra PC dingbats that don't have a lick of common sense, not to mention a sense of humor.

Starrman69 @ 1/5/2011 1:41 AM

There is the First Amendment and there is common sense. The sergeant should not have left that for others to see. In the article, it states that the bible is one that inmates use. At my sheriff's office we noticed the racial divide when the OJ murder trial was on, sheriff employees and inmates were vocal about OJ's guilt and innocence. The blacks thought he was innocent and the whites thought he was guilty. As a LEO, I know that in a murder, the partner /spouse /significant other are suspects. OJ had an attorney that was able to show doubt to the jury and he got off. I get a lot of stuff on the internet about President Obama and I don't forward it to anyone, black or white. There is a lot of hate in the Obama rhetoric and it doesn't belong in the work place. Can't we all just get along?

lillyofsisk @ 1/5/2011 9:52 AM

OK Let the bashing begin... LOL I'm one of those idiots who voted for him. Major mistake! I will not do it again! Even I see the humor that the SGT was trying to make. Seen the phrase before and might even be guilty of sending it in an e-mail. But then I am retired so they can't suspend me.

jim @ 1/18/2011 6:14 AM

Political correctness run amuck.

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