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Comment on Ban of Crosses as memorial for fallen Law Enforcement in Utah 8-19-2010

If a cross offends you when used to commemorate a person who died, then LOOK THE OTHER WAY.  All kinds of gross, obscene, offensive images are plentiful on billboards, T-shirts, bumper stickers, magazine covers, TV shows and commercials, street corners, in store windows, music videos and movie theatres. Why doesn’t anyone object and take these to court??  Why do the courts not find these morally offensive expressions to be inappropriate and ban them??

WHY can a few dictate what all may or may not do??

You’d have to have lived in outer space all your life to NOT know that a simple cross shape is a symbol of remembrance for one who died. [In the article: Federal Appeals Court Rules Against Utah Memorial Crosses Along Highway , the monuments were erected to honor Highway Patrol troopers who lost their lives in the line of duty. “…they selected crosses for the memorials because the image of a cross can simultaneously convey a message of death, remembrance, honor, gratitude and sacrifice.”]

If you ban crosses when used in Non-religious context – then carry it ALL the way thru. Crosses are made of wood which come from trees. So, ban trees. You might as well ban construction materials, paper products and printers ink. They are used for building churches, and printing Hymnals and religious materials. Ban busses. Some churches use busses. Ban the use of star shapes, fish shapes, circle shapes, heart shapes. Ban colors. Ban music. Ban singing. These may also be used in religious expression.

While you are at it, ban clouds, water, fire, light, wind, rainbows. Even ban truth, integrity, and life it’s self, because they all have meaning in Christian / religious faith, as are hundreds of other concepts, shapes and ideas.

So, if you will be so absurd as to ban crosses, then carry through with the idea. Don’t stop at banning crosses. Ban all that might have meaning or value to someone in their particular faith. Cut off the nose to spite the face. Disadvantage everyone to avoid “offending” a few.

Does ANYONE see how ludicrous and extremist it is to ban the use of one certain shape simply because it also has meaning to another group of people.. (especially if they happen to be Christians)? I’d bet you a million, if it was an Islamic symbol or a Pagan symbol, the courts would have allowed it, and be willing to die defending the “right” to display it, on public lands, funded by the tax dollars.

Note: Those who objected to the crosses memorializing fallen officers of the law don’t even LIVE in that state, so why should they care. What do they prefer as a symbol of law enforcement officers courage, strength, commitment, daily sacrifice, and giving their lives in the line of duty? What do they suggest people would use to commemorate the life of someone who died… perhaps a hammer and sickle? Is that where they are going with this?

The bottom line: Clearly they are squandering tax dollars, and the time and patience of the judicial system, contending against something that is none of their business or concern in the first place. For shame, for shame.

~ Ben and Sue Charles   © 8-19-2010

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August 19, 2010 - Posted by | In the News


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    Comment by Kitchen Rugs · | November 3, 2010 | Reply

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