CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cuyahoga County Commissioner Tim Hagan has for decades approved paying for a chaplain to serve the county’s Juvenile Detention Center.
But at a Thursday meeting, Hagan suddenly questioned the concept, wondering aloud whether the religious services might put some youths in an uncomfortable position and why the services aren’t free.
I rather think that kids in Juvie should be put in an uncomfortable position: that of being shown that they are on a collision course with God. Any government expenditure is fair game for examination. But the folks who say “Hire another firefighter for the $58K” are living in a fantasy world. And why has Tim after all these years become a radical on church-state separation?