A free thinker in the Heartland...

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Knowing The Bible Could Literally "Set You Free"

Really, check out this Ohio story, from the Indy Star:
A man arrested on Wednesday for allegedly trying to use a stolen credit card at a drugstore got a break from a judge after passing a sort of Bible quiz.

When Eric Hine appeared in court this morning, his attorney described him as a church-goer, hoping the judge would set a low bond.

Hamilton County Municipal Court Judge John Burlew was skeptical and asked Hine to recite the 23rd Psalm.

He did: all six verses. Some in the courtroom applauded.

Burlew was satisfied and released Hine on a $10,0000 appearance bond, meaning he'll have to pay that amount if he doesn't show up for his next court date.
Remind me not to do crime in Cincinnati, because I would so fail that litmus test!