A solution to the cross problem

Published 11:56 am Friday, March 25, 2022

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To the Editor:
Crosses atop Lynn Mountain? On city property?
Easy one. Simple solution. The Freedom From Religion Foundation already suggested it. Very nice people? (Did they slip up?)
No need for the City of Elizabethton to divest itself of all its holdings on Lynn Mountain above the city park there. Simply get a surveyor to make off a tiny sliver of land. Barely more than what the three crosses occur. Then sell the sliver for $1 to a private owner, as the nice people suggested.
How about selling it one of the city’s churches for $1. There are at least two churches not far from the foot of the mountain.
Let’s beat these clever folks on their own terms. Let’s make them look slightly ridiculous by outsmarting them at their own game.
Our Savior admonished us to be as wise as serpents and as innocent as doves. This is a time to do exactly that.

Donald Shaffer
Johnson City (just outside Elizabethton)

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