- You took God’s money. You took the Lord’s money and those of us that believe that there is an Almighty and that there is a being that created this world to go in and then steal money that is being tendered by people for the furtherance of an earthly kingdom is just outrageous. … There is scripture that says “Vengeance is mine saith the Lord” but every now and then I think the judicial system has to contribute what it can. -Judge James Baker, sentencing three men to between 53 to 71 years in prison for an armed robbery of a church during a Sunday service
The three men appealed the sentence on the grounds that Baker referred to his person religious beliefs, and were turned down by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. They appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court announced this week that it will not hear their appeal, letting stand the appeals court’s decision.
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