Atheist Group Criticizes Police for Faith-Based Initiative

Calls for Cincinnati police to ‘get off their knees’ in letter

An atheist group is criticizing the Cincinnati Police Department (CPD) for partnering with religious congregations for a prayer walk initiative.

The CPD invited “all citizens to participate” in the initiative being held in 14 different communities to help quell the violence that has plagued the city. Congregations were asked to take part in seven prayer walks every Saturday through mid-November.