A police department in Alabama recently accused of increasing crime for the lack of support for young people for God.
The now-defunct post of the Opp Police on Tuesday combined an increase in murders with the idea of rejecting the people of God and now "embraced Satan."
"THESE MURDERS WERE CARRIED OUT BY OUR YOUNG PEOPLE THAT HAPPENED BECAUSE GOD IS GIVEN AGAINST SATAN AND SATAN", so part of the post. "We may not have to do so, but we have it, it's time to ask for God's help to end this."
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. After the five murders committed in the county in 201
Sam Grover, a lawyer for the Freedom From Religion group, said the police department's message crosses the line between church and state separation.
"The department very much endorses a religious ideology excluding minority religions and atheism and Satanism," he said in a statement. "None of the messages is allowed."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.