During a traffic stop for speeding, Wendy Pyle of Fayette County, Indiana was asked an unusual question by a state trooper: Do you go to church and are you saved?
According to Fox 59, Pyle says she answered "yes" to both question because she felt uncomfortable with Indiana State Trooper Brian Hamilton's inquiry and wanted to continue on her way as quickly as possible. He also invited her to his own church and gave her directions on how to get there.
The ACLU filed a lawsuit against the trooper, and civil rights attorney Richard Waples said, “When he’s engaged in the official acts of his job, especially when he’s a police officer, those kinds of stops are inherently coercive. That is not the time to be talking to people about their religion.”
Yesterday, Trooper Hamilton was fired, but he feels there was nothing wrong with what he was doing, saying, "I’m just following what the Lord told me to do, and you can’t change what the Lord tells you to do. So if the Lord tells me to speak about Jesus Christ, I do. And that’s why they fired me, so that’s where we’re at."
This is the second time Hamilton has been sued for evangelizing to people during traffic stops.
Do you agree with what he did?