Atheist wants Frankenmuth to remove religious symbols
FRANKENMUTH -- If this popular tourist mecca 80 miles north of Detroit wears Germany on one of its sleeves, the other contains Martin Luther.
Founded by Lutheran missionaries who vowed to retain their old ways, the community of 4,800 has one of the highest concentrations of Lutherans in the Midwest. The city seal contains a Luther rose, the symbol for Lutheranism.
So when local atheist Lloyd Clarke wanted to remove a cross from the seal, along with ones in a city park and on a state bridge, residents rose nearly as one against him....
Come on people, is this showing the Atheist Christian love? The man has the right to protest, but the Body of Christ has the duty to preach the gospel and show Christian Character and love. Instead of harassing him with indignation, why wasn't someone bringing him gospel tracts, kids offering to mow his lawn, preachers reasoning from the scriptures. I guaronTEE, I would be looking for a different place to live if confront with the truth in love. This not good, not good. Lord Grant us grace.
"Whatever else might be said about them, the Puritans cannot be called hypocrites. They didn't only oppose public "idols" but private ones as well. The Long Parliament enacted an ordinance entitled "An Act for the suppression of divers innovations in churches and chapels in and about the worship of God and for the due observation of the Lord‚Äôs Day, and the better advancement of preaching God‚Äôs Holy Word in all parts of the kingdom." Among other things, the law decreed:
"That all alters and rails be taken away out of churches and chapels before April 18, 1643, and that the communion-table be fixed in some convenient place in the body of the church. That all tapers, candlesticks, basins, crucifixes, crosses, images, pictures of saints, and superstititious inscriptions in churches or churchyards, be taken away or defaced."
What is the problem with crosses? Do not the locals have right to this? He claims minorities are to be protected. Ok, I agree, but how does this give the minority the right to remove the expressions of the majority The town has a strong Protestant history. Sounds nice. Let it remain so. I will have to look into moving there.