The Alabama State Senate is allowing churches to form their own police departments.
Apparently the priests have had enough of the empty collection plates.
Lawmakers on Tuesday voted 24-4 to allow Briarwood Presbyterian Church in Birmingham to establish a law enforcement department. The church says it needs its own police officers to keep its school as well as its more than 4,000 person congregation safe.
The state has given a few private universities the authority to have a police force, but never a church or non-school entity.
The church officers’ duties include escorting crying babies to the punishment room, tasering parishioners who fall asleep, and enforcing the No-Whore dress code.