FW: Crosses

 A small cross - A powerful message


 Remember this message:  when we were in Frankenmuth, Michigan, we were in the Church and the Guide told us this following story .

When driving to, from, and through Frankenmuth, Michigan, I'm always intrigued with the many small simple crosses in the front yards of the homes we pass by.
Those crosses are a statement of support for Frankenmuth's Christian foundation.

    "Two years ago an atheist living there complained about two crosses on a bridge in town. He requested that they be removed and the town removed them. He then decided that since he was so successful with that, the city shield should also
be changed since it had on it, along with other symbols, a heart with a cross inside signifying the city's Lutheran beginnings. At that point, the residents decided they had had enough.
 Hundreds of residents made their opinions known by placing small crosses in their front yards. Seeing this quiet but powerful statement from the community, the man removed his complaint. Those simple crosses remain in those front yards today."

After passing those crosses for two years, it finally hit me that a small cross in millions of front yards across our country could provide a powerful and inspiring message for all Americans passing them every day.

I think it might be time to take this idea across America. We have an administration
that says "we are not a Christian nation" and everywhere you look the ACLU and others are trying to remove from our history and current lives any reference to God, prayer, or the fact that our country was founded on Judeo-Christian principles. Our administration can't bring themselves to talk about "radical Muslims or Islamic terrorists" for fear of offending them, but they can talk about Americans "clinging to their guns and their religion", or insinuate that our own military troops coming home from service overseas might turn into terrorists. The majority of Americans
are Christians, why are we letting this happen to us?

IF YOU AGREE, PLACE A SMALL WHITE CROSS IN YOUR FRONT YARD OR GARDEN FOR ALL TO SEE THAT THEY ARE NOT ALONE. It would be a beautiful thing to see crosses all across America.

Please pass this along.
Encourage all you know to stand for America's Judeo-Christian heritage and our religious freedom.

God Bless America!


gruaud said...

Why do you assume the guy is an atheist?

Anonymous said...

He sure isn't a Christian!!

Anonymous said...

Now, what would be the author's reaction if this was a town with Jewish, Muslim, or other religious heritage? I hope they would defend that town's rights equally vigorously.

Anonymous said...

He sure isn't a Christian!!

I see. So Christians couldn't possibly endorse separation of Church and State. They couldn't possibly want to keep religion a private matter and not wave it out in the wind for all to see.

CharlieE said...

There's so much wrong with this post that I don't even know where to begin.

The ACLU defends everyone.

Our country isn't a "Christian nation" in any definable sense, nor was it founded on "Judeo-Christian principles", whatever they are.

It's worth noting that unless they're trotting out the phrase "Judeo-Christian principles", fundies don't have any use for Jews whatsoever, given that they've rejected Christ and they're going to Hell and all.

And why do these people think it's cool to display a device that was used to torture and kill people in their front yards, anyway?

All in all, epic fail.

Anonymous said...

"When you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, who love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on street corners so that others may see them....But when you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father in private. Then your Father, who sees everything, will reward you." Matthew 6:6

Hmmm, sounds almost like Jesus wasn't big on public displays of faith, doesn't it?

Which might be food for thought - for thinking people, that is.

ferschitz said...

Blah blah victimized Xtians being victimized... blah blah Muzlins is eeeevul... blah blah ... crosses are the bomb... blah blah "judeo"Christiany treacley junk... blah blah.

Another excuse to demonize: a) the ACLU, b) Muslims (for no reason other than that some town has crosses on their lawns, c) Barack Obama (unclear on the concept, but hey: easy target, so why not?).

These "Christiany" types might want to recall that there are times when a cross on a lawn may not be such a great thing to crow about... especially if it's burning.

katz said...

On behalf of all Christians I would like to apologize to all atheists for this message.

Marc with a C said...

People putting up displays of faith on their own private property regardless of the feelings of others?

Sounds downright reasonable to me.

Unless of course the private property in question is an abandoned Burlington Coat Factory in lower Manhattan.

Anonymous said...

The Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion."
"This would be the best of all possible worlds, if there were no religion in it" ~ John Adams

But history has never been the religious right's forte.

Hibryd said...

Valeyard: "Now, what would be the author's reaction if this was a town with Jewish, Muslim, or other religious heritage?"

Nah, they're fine with the Jews. Need them around for the apocalypse, after all. The exact people who would go apeshit over Muslim community courts or street signs in Arabic apparently have no problem that heavily-populated Jewish areas do that kind of thing all the time.

katz: "On behalf of all Christians I would like to apologize to all atheists for this message."

I'm not an atheist myself, but hey, no sweat. There's obnoxious people everywhere, and only obnoxious atheists pretend that all Christians think the same thing.

Anonymous said...

The point of this email seems to be: Plant a cross, piss off an atheist!

Hey I could really picture that on a bumper sticker. Way to inspire Christian behavior American Taliban.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, it just looks to me like that dog was let out to do his business....
As a Christian I find *that* offensive. (Well, not really. God made dogs too).

That Other Mike said...

katz: "On behalf of all Christians I would like to apologize to all atheists for this message."

On behalf of all other Atheists, thanks... Wait, hang on. Sorry, that was every other Atheist in the world calling to tell me that we're not a religion or affiliated in any way with each other. Gah. We're such contrarian bastards, honestly.

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