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Prof explains fine line between church and state

Posted at 4:19 PM, Apr 11, 2016

Ever since an Indiana State Police trooper was fired for preaching on the job, we’ve had a lot of people ask why he lost his job when elected leaders – such as Indiana Gov. mike Pence – talk about religion all the time.

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Brian Hamilton is facing a second lawsuit that he pushed prayer on those he pulled over.

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So we took those questions to a law professor at Indiana University to get you answers.

Professor Daniel Conkle says there’s a gray area when it comes to separation of church and state, and a very fine line between what’s appropriate and what isn’t.

So what does it come down to, really? Watch our video in the player above for the answers.

That state trooper has since found a lot of support in his hometown of Connersville.

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To go back over other details of this case, here are our previous stories.