The women in the Jackson Police Department all have a "Favorite scripture"
Since it looks as though Mae West quotes are also allowed, how about (attrib.) at one of her obscenity trials:
"I am not showing contempt for the law; I'm doing my best to hide it."
I would have put "two Corinthians". Then in the space for the actual verse: "...walk into a bar".
"It’s irrelevant that these women are Christian."
I'm going to have to respectfully disagree with you here, Hemant. I think it's very relevant that all these women are Christian, since it's entirely possible part of the reason they were chosen for the honor of being on the page is because of their faith. To be clear: I'm not objecting to their preference for Christianity here, I'm objecting to the appearance that they had to be Christian to be selected for this. I'm all for the department honoring its female officers in a productive way, but this strikes me more as an attempt to encourage faith conformity than anything else.
As you noted, there are no Jewish, Muslim, Atheist, or other non-Christians here. The result is I'm left wondering if the Jackson Police Department in Tennessee is honoring all women, or only honoring Christian women. I'm willing to guess that wasn't the intention, but I still find myself very disappointed by the implication that some women (i.e. non-Christians) just aren't as good as others (i.e. Christians).
Honoring women? Is this the same patriarchal religion that is rabidly misogynistic and continues to make women's lives miserable by trying to exercise control over their bodies against their wishes?
Want to honor women, Christianity? Then release your stranglehold over their bodies and minds.
New WSJ poll has some very bad news for "anti-woke" conservatives and the crowd who want this to be a christian nation. https://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/2023/03/new-wsj-poll-shows-america-is-not-with-desantis-on-his-anti-woke-policies/
"Yet she multiplied her promiscuity, remembering the days of her youth, when she had prostituted herself in the land of Egypt and lusted after their lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of stallions. So you revisited the indecency of your youth, when the Egyptians caressed your bosom and pressed your young breasts.…"
Luckily they didn't ask for mine.
I wouldn't have had a problem if some of the women had *chosen* to include their favorite verse in a free-form 'tell us about yourself' blank, but it appears it was asked as a specific question or part of a suggested template.
I didn't look up the ones that just indicated the verse, but I was hopeful that some of them would be one of the near half-dozen that are pro-woman.
I don't have a favorite verse. The first few words are ok (In the begining) but it goes downhill fast after that.
Too bad none of them put Matthew 6: 5-6 as their favorite verse. Though, do we honestly know if any of these officers actually likes those verses or if someone in the department just had them added to the entries?
Did they vet the verses before posting them?
What if one of them was Proverbs 31:6-7?
Psalm 137:9 seems to go along with police brutality.
Meanwhile, in the same state...
"6 girls, including one-year old, killed in Tennessee highway car crash"
"Shooting at Nashville Christian school leaves at least 3 children and 2 adults dead, authorities say"
What did scripture...or the xtian god, for that matter...do for any of the victims?
Tennessee strikes again, eh? I wonder what the comment would be if one of them had said that their favorite verse was Ezekiel 20-25-6, which calls out Yahweh as a pure JERK. Maybe, better yet, Ezekiel 23:20! Anyone wanna bet that the "Favorite Scripture" question would get LOST in a hurry?
Fact is, it should get lost, 𝗣𝗘𝗥𝗜𝗢𝗗.
Fox noise is now saying that the shooter was a trans person. Shit. That's all we going to hear about it from now on. And the about last thing the trans community needs at this point.
Here in the UK we have loads of traffic cop type shows. When policemen are featured they’ll very often include three ‘favourite’ type things, be it film, type of food, dog, car, or whatever. I’ve never once seen favourite bible verse. Honestly, who gives a sh.t!