Crosses in the yard
Our President of the Red Hill Community Club, Paula Castleberry, sent me an email about a town in Michigan, Frankenmuth, being told by an atheist to remove their cross symbology from their town property. The city leadership decided to comply with the atheists requests. But then the citizens of Frankenmuth, one by one, began to erect small simple wooden crosses in their yard, so many that you could drive nowhere in the town without seein a yard with a cross. Checking this story out, I found it to be true.
It occurred to me that people who identify themselves a s Christians probably own a lot more pieces of property than do government entities. So why do we whine about the prohibition of the display of a cross on city hall property when every citizen in town, so inclined to do so, could display a cross on their personal property?
If our Christian faith is important enough to us to be concerned about locations where its symbology cannot be displayed, why should we not be very inclined to have the symbols displayed where we are permitted to display them?
To publically display a symbol of our faith certainly identifies us with that faith. But in the times in which we live, when Christianity seems to be becoming the redheaded stepchild of the worlds beliefs, there should be no hesitancy in our identifying with our faith.
Raymond Eugene Hall, Secretary, Red Hill Community Club
Mark 8:38 (ASV) For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of man also shall be ashamed of him, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.