Sunday, October 11, 2015

Christians Are Best Protected by a Neutral State - So Take Down the Wilmore Cross

Our neighboring city of Wilmore, KY, owns a water tower with "Wilmore" painted on it in big letters.  And a cross on top.  The tower sits on the property of Asbury Theological Seminary, which sold the tower to the city years ago with the provision that the cross remain.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation, a Wisconsin secularist group, has asked the city to remove the cross from the city-owned water tower.  Sentiment in Wilmore is not supportive of this move.

Nonetheless, as a Christian and an elder of the church, I believe we would all be better off if the cross were removed from the city's tower.  Our religious freedom - everyone's religious freedom - is best protected by a neutral state.  Moreover, Christian hospitality urges us to make sure that non-Christians are also welcome in any town in America.


Anonymous said...

How about commenting on the secularization of religion? Should holy symbols be on top of water tanks?

Gruntled said...

I think it would be bad for the government to erect a cross because it was a religious symbol, as I say in the blog post.

I think it would be worse for the government to claim that a cross is not a religious symbol, but merely "historic" or the like.