The Real Coercion

This week I read the decision in Americans United for Separation of Church and State v. Prison Fellowship Ministries, in which Judge Robert Pratt ruled that state funding for the InnerChange prison rehabilitation program amounted to an unlawful establishment of religionPratt's ruling made much of the fact that inmates who volunteered to join the program were in fact coerced into becoming Christians because the program was pervaded by Christian teaching.

If you want to know what real coercion looks like, just ask Steve Centanni and Olaf Wiig from Fox News.  Although these two men were recently released by their captors in Gaza City, it was not before they were forced at gunpoint to read words like these: