It might seem like a small thing to push back at atheists demanding that cities remove Christian symbols from government property, with all the other problems in the world.
But we all know human nature. Once you start giving in to demands, the list of grievances gets longer.
There is nothing in the U.S. Constitution, explicit or implicit, that bars the government from religious involvement. Congress may not establish a religion or infringe on our freedom of religion.
Through the years, courts have banished religion — Christianity — from the government. As the culture continues a downward slide, however, Christians must defy the irreligious, whose ultimate goal is to keep religion (again, Christianity) out of the public square and behind closed doors.
America needs to retain some semblance of its Christian character.
Atheists not even based in Texas have demanded that the city of Port Neches remove a cross on display at a tax-funded park or basically hide it. Christians (and possibly unbelieving freedom lovers) oppose either option. From the Christian News Network:
The cross at issue, a 10-foot cement monument, sits in Riverfront Park in Port Neches, and has done so for the past 45 years. But the Wisconsin-based Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) states that it recently received a complaint from a “concerned citizen” about the presence of the cross.
On Friday, a number of residents formed a group called “Little White Cross Mid-County Texas” out of their desire to build wooden crosses as a show of support for the park display. While the original intent was just to make a few crosses for family and neighbors, the idea quickly grew, and according to the Beaumont Enterprise, over 1,000 people have already requested a cross to place in their yard.
Some offered to donate wood, time and finances for the effort.
The group’s organizer, Sheila Ackley, made a prediction that might have been far-fetched 20 years ago. But no more.
“And it won’t be long…they’re going to take our churches away. It’s not going to be long and they’re not going to allow us to have our Bibles. And I was placed on this Earth by God to fight for him, and over my dead body.”
The mayor also wants the cross to say right where it is. A cross on government property in a small city in Texas is just as important as the Ground Zero cross in New York City. We stand against assaults on the faith one park, one building, and one terrorist attack site at a time.