Indiana motorist Ellen Bogan raised some constitutional questions when she was stopped for a traffic violation.
It seems Indiana State Trooper Brian Hamilton tried to save her sinning soul after pulling her car over, and she was having none of that.
“It was just weird.” she told investigators.
Trooper Hamilton issued her a warning ticket and then proceeded to ask her questions about her religious faith, of which she has none.
“Do you have a home church?” the trooper was said to have asked.
“Do you accept Jesus Christ as your Savior?” was something else the State Trooper wanted to know.
Officer Hamilton even produced a flyer and gave it to Bogan, insisting she tune to a WJCF-88.1 radio broadcast from "Trooper Dan Jones" called "Policing for Jesus Ministries."
Instead she called the ACLU and her lawyer.
They’ve launched a civil rights suit.
The ACLU contends that because the Trooper was on duty, his actions represent the state trying to establish one religion over all.
But the executive director of the American Family Association of Indiana sides with the Police, insisting that just because Officer Hamilton was on duty at the time doesn’t mean he should lose his right to free speech.