Tag: Louisiana

Louisiana inmates could work on churches, synagogues and mosques under proposed bill

| March 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Parish prisoners would be able to work in religious buildings including churches, synagogues and mosques under a proposed bill filed in Baton Rouge Thursday, Feb. 21. Bill sponsor state Sen. Rick Gallot, D-Ruston, said he filed the bill at the request of Rapides Parish Sheriff William Hilton. Current Louisiana law states sheriffs can approve parish […]

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State’s ‘gun-in-church’ law draws interest

| July 30, 2010 | 1 Comment

Capt. Kenny Sanders' phone hasn't stopped ringing since Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal signed the "gun-in-church" bill into law July 6. House Bill 1272, sponsored by Rep. Henry Burns, allows churches or other religious institutions to authorize people with concealed weapons permits and who have passed the required training to bring weapons into houses of worship […]

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La. bishops: No guns in Catholic churches

| July 20, 2010 | 1 Comment

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Concealed handguns won't be allowed in Roman Catholic churches, despite a new state law allowing them. "We don't think it is appropriate to have guns in churches," Danny Loar, executive director of the Louisiana Conference of Catholic Bishops — the church's public policy arm in Louisiana, said Monday. The law allows […]

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Bill allowing guns in church is approved by House

| May 13, 2010 | 1 Comment

Guns should be allowed in houses of worship as a way to protect congregants from attacks, if the pastor or head of the religious body approves, lawmakers said Wednesday. The House voted 74-18 for House Bill 68 by Rep. Henry Burns, R-Haughton, sending it to the Senate for debate. The bill was heard last week […]

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