Seen God’s Not Dead 2 yet? This story is way too close for comfort.
14-year veteran Indiana State Police officer Brian Hamilton just lost his job, and faces a big lawsuit, for sharing his faith. As reported by The Blaze, The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against Hamilton, claiming that he “inappropriately” shared his faith after pulling over a woman. In addition, the state police department just fired Hamilton.
Here’s a bit about the department statement:
Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter released a statement after Hamilton’s termination that defended the free speech rights of both citizens and police officers, while saying that “there are appropriate and proper restrictions placed on agents of the State related to their actions while engaged in their official duties.”
“While I respect Mr. Hamilton’s religious views I am also charged to respect every citizen’s rights and the best way forward for the citizens of Indiana, and for Mr. Hamilton, was to end his employment as a state police officer,” Carter continued. “Making the decision to end a person’s career is not a decision I make without considerable thought.
Now, in a new video, Officer Hamilton is not backing down.
Speaking about the crowd of supporters that showed up, he said.
“They didn’t come out for me. They came out to exalt the name of Jesus and they know what the truth is, and they know that the only way anybody can be changed is to the name of Jesus, and they know that they need to be obedient to Christ when Christ tells them to do something, as a soldier for Jesus, they’re going to stand up.”
“When I got saved three years ago, it changed my life, and I know what you’re all down here for and I can’t really comment on the allegations of the state police. And I was a former state trooper, but I always said after I got saved, I said I work for the state but ultimately, I’m a soldier for Jesus Christ.”
“Government programs cannot touch anybody. It’s the word of God that can change people.”
Brian Hamilton lost his job. Are you willing to take just a small step today to stand for your faith? By using our company review system, you can take a stand many times every day just by choosing to shop with companies that welcome Christians. It’s not dramatic like what Mr. Hamilton’s is going through, but it will absolutely make a difference.