What’s behind the removal of the crosses from Lynn Mountain?

Published 11:55 am Friday, March 25, 2022

To the Editor:
Thank you for allowing me to express my opinion and hopefully impress others to do the same.
There are those who do not subscribe to social media and have no access to it, so it’s important that they are informed by other means, such as the printed press.
Apparently, someone in our area has expressed their personal unacceptance of these crosses to a group called Freedom From Religion, based in Wisconsin. The FFR then began a process to question the legality of the crosses being on city-owned property.
I have to wonder if the real problem for the objector was not placement of the crosses, but the meaning of the crosses. Taking down these crosses is not going to change the truth that Jesus Christ was crucified on a cross, died, buried and resurrected, and lives today in the life of anyone who chooses to accept this truth and follow His teachings. Just because a person chooses not to believe does not eradicate the truth.
As for the placement of religious symbols on city-owned property — yes, we are blessed to live in the “land of the free,” but for how long if we continue to sit back and allow the continued decline of all that those before us stood for? It’s time for people to stand up and protect their beliefs. Is the Fraser fir on city property? Does the Christmas parade take place on city property Christmas is about CHRIST, so what will follow this objection?
Not everyone in our area shares our Christian beliefs. Our county jail currently houses over 200 people, evidence that there are other lifestyles here, but it’s time for Christians to voice our opinions and stand up for what we believe in. We know that Satan can be used to further the cause of Christ. So maybe we should say “thank you” for bringing attention to the crosses as we enter this Easter season.

Vivian Hammonds
Elizabethton

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