They demanded that the little Christian church remove them and he never backed down.
The Christian sign rotated with messages like, “Wake up Christians. Allah is not our God. Muhammad not greater than Jesus.” and “Only the Bible is God’s word. ‘Holy book.’ Koran is just another book.”.
Controversial, but fully within the 1st Amendment rights to free speech and religion.
“I’m not politically correct. I’ve never been politically correct, but I think I’m Biblically correct, and that’s what matters to me.”, the pastor of Belmont Drive Missionary Baptist Church in Ft Hood, Oregon said.
The opposition got their 15 minutes of fame, then went away.
The local news, KATU reported:
The view from the Belmont Drive Missionary Baptist Church is beautiful, but many say the messages outside the church are downright ugly.
The reader board now displays two messages. The first reads, “Wake up Christians. Allah is not our God. Muhammad not greater than Jesus.” The second says, “Only the Bible is God’s word. ‘Holy book.’ Koran is just another book.”
“I literally had to stop and back up and make sure I saw what I saw, and I was profoundly offended and upset by it,” Eric Cohn said.
Cohn, a Hood River resident, first spotted the message while he was out for a bike ride. He couldn’t believe what he was reading, and he isn’t the only one.
“I was really annoyed and sad,” Hood River mayor, Paul Blackburn, said. “I’m annoyed that in this political season there’s a solid case of ugly going on. I think it norms up this kind of behavior like ‘oh it’s okay to be a bigot now.’”
So they took to social and broadcast media to complain. They complained, the issue died down.
When did Americans, of any race or religion, get so weak that a simple sign that they disagree with cannot be ignored? When did we get to the point where differences caused people to fight so hard as to lose all common sense?
(via: I Have The Truth)