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Topic - Julian Whittington
A Louisiana sheriff is furious after the federal government cut funding for two programs that are aimed at helping troubled teens because he refused to quit praying at the meetings.
Bossier Parish Sheriff Julian Whittington said the Justice Department's Office of Civil Rights demanded he sign a statement pledging to ban prayer — or mention of God — during group meetings, Fox News reported.
"I flat said, 'It's not going to happen,' " he said, as Fox News reported. "Enough is enough. This is the United States of America — and the idea that the mere mention of God or voluntary prayer is prohibited is ridiculous."