Willohroots


Luzerne Co. Courthouse Christmas Crisis!
December 21, 2009, 16:04
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There has been a battle of late for the display of the Nativity scene and the Menorah at our courthouse.  A student at Kings College,  the college with a big statue of Christ on the top, called the ACLU to report the display as a violation of the separation of church and state.  The county decided that to avoid a lawsuit they would take the display down.

I can understand the county not wanting to be sued.  So far 23 public officials in Luzerne county have been indicted by an FBI investigation.  Just last week commissioner  Skrep [ our version of Shrek in size ] resigned, after  being caught taking a $5000 bribe.  i do wonder where the ACLU was when the corrupt judges here in the county were denying the rights of children in court, to get money to buy yachts and condos in Florida.

The outcry was immense!

Here is the story , at the same source for the pictures, http://www.citizensvoice.com/news/courthouse-pulls-nativity-menorah-displays-to-avoid-lawsuit-1.495916

Well , the display is going up, a law firm will defend pro-bono, and secular seasonal stuff will be added.  This seems odd to me, as there would be no snowmen, candycanes, Christmas tress, etc.  without the birth of Christ to celebrate.  Let us not even put into the mix that without the freedom that comes from living in a society based on Judeo- Christian values these people could not protest.  You will not find the ACLU, the Arab Civil Liberties Union, dissenters are not allowed in non-Judeo Christian cultures.

The plot thickened when getting on the radio to defend the ACLU’s position was one of Dayspring’s own, the Hippie.  Hippie has a problem with statues in general.  As a veteran of the Arab -Israeli conflict, a born again Christian, and a member of the ACLU, he expressed his view clearly and articulately. he loves jesus, i know this is true, but feels separation of church and state is important not just to civil rights, but to the survival of Christianity.  he spent time in Europe and in the Arab countries. He has seen that where Christianity was enforced by the state, it died.

Where did I go wrong!  How can a conservative Baptist preacher have such a radical in the flock!  I got emails and phone calls, some with suggestions that can not be repeated.  Can someone like this worship with us?  Has  he not been affected by the Word?  Did I fail him?  Or is it actually possible for us to have opposing views on things that are not essential to the faith?

What say you?

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This Hippie sounds like he needs a stern listening to.
😉

Sounds like a keeper. Maybe he needs to be elected associate pastor?
8P

Merry Christmas, Will!

Comment by Justin

Merry Christmas Justin!! As of Sunday he was not in the mood to talk much[unusually] as he had been called scrooge, and worse!

Comment by willohroots

That’s too bad. I feel his pain, been there. Tell him he’s got a supporter in this earth-raping industrialist.

Comment by Justin

You got it! At least he was safe at church. We have this rule, “Gotta love em!”

Comment by willohroots

“Gotta love ’em!” sounds like a great rule to live by. I take it you got calls because people either recognized him or he mentioned the church. : )
Is it just me or does it seem like the season that is about God bringing peace to earth has turned more and more into a battle every year lately.

Comment by jeofurry

Someone in church, who can actually think for himself! You’ve got to step on it, Will, and quick! 😉

Seriously, I might not agree with him, but love him just for having the courage to speak his mind. You know if every Christian put a nativity in their yard, we wouldn’t need one at the town hall, court house…

Comment by Shawn W

@ jeofurry
Matthew 10:34-35
Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.

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