Tulsa, OK Police Captain Paul Fields’ lawsuit began to heat- up last week as several depositions were taken. Deposed were Tulsa police Chief Jordan, Deputy Chief Webster, a representative of the Tulsa Mosque, and our client Captain Paul Fields.
Tulsa TV station, News On 6, aired an exclusive interview regarding the case with Thomas More Law Center (TMLC) attorney Erin Mersino on Thursday, May 10, 2012. [click here for interview] Mersino, who was in Tulsa for the depositions, commented:
"This lawsuit is about a Christian who is standing up and saying he does not want to do something that violates his conscience.”
The Tulsa Beacon also covered the story in an article entitled; Thomas More Law Center fights the takeover of America which highlighted several other TMLC cases challenging the internal threat of Radical Islam and Sharia Law. [Click here for article]
You may recall that Captain Fields refused orders to attend an event dubbed, “Law Enforcement Appreciation Day” because it conflicted with his Christian faith and had nothing to do with any official police function. He also told his superiors that he would not require any of his subordinates to follow the order “if they share similar religious convictions.” As a result, Fields, a 18-year police veteran, was stripped of his command, suspended without pay, and prohibited from being promoted for one year—a career busting punishment.
In March 2011, the TMLC announced it had teamed up local Tulsa attorney Scott Wood to defend Captain Fields’ constitutional right to refuse to engage in conduct contrary to his religious beliefs.
TMLC is heavily involved in litigation defending the religious freedom of Christians as well as countering the infiltration of radical Muslims in America.
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