God, no? Judge can no longer pass out bibles in court

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  • A Florida judge is ordered to stop handing out bibles in his courtroom
  • Attorney says it could create favoritism

Should a judge be allowed to hand out bibles in court? Judge Hal Epperson, who presides over an Osceola County, Florida, criminal court, has made a habit of handing out bibles to defendants. The Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers observed his behavior and CNN affiliate CFN13 posted it on their site: "To, in open court, offer criminal defendants who, at his will, could serve years in jail any endorsement of any religion gives the appearance of the government-forced religious conversion." Epperson declined to comment to Central Florida News 13.

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