Judd told CP that FFRF’s letter is “not an accurate reflection of the sermon that I delivered” and that he found it “just humorous and entertaining to me that they would question me doing my job.”
“I’ve spoken at Christian events and Jewish events,” added Judd. “It’s not like I went to an event, took the podium over and said ‘lock the back door and everybody’s got to listen to me.’”
“They called in and specifically asked me to come there and I showed up in my work uniform and spoke. And I plan to continue to do that.”
This is why I love Sheriffs. They aren’t appointed or hired by any government authority. They are elected by the voters. As a result, the only people they are accountable to is the voters. This allows them to make any political or religious statement they like, in any venue of their choice.
The vast majority of sheriffs are republicans and conservatives. Even the relatively few sheriffs who are democrats still hold very traditional and conservative positions on law enforcement matters. As a result, they often enjoy making bold statements like this. Liberals, atheists and other leftists can only make empty threats in response.
Other government employees can be easily silenced if their superiors don’t agree with their views, sadly.