Guess Which American Institution Is A Greater Failure Than The Federal Government?

There is NO DOUBT in my mind that the biggest failure in America is the establishment church. It’s a bigger failure than even the federal government. Now that’s saying something.

No people in Church history had been given the rich heritage of the churches of America. The Church of America was birthed by the courage and sacrifice of men such as Jonas Clark, John Peter Muhlenberg, James Caldwell, Joab Houghton, et al. These men stood in the gap and rallied the Christians in Colonial America to dispose of a tyrannical British Crown and to help create a land of liberty such as the world had never before seen.

Alas, the courage of the patriot pastors of Colonial America has been forgotten, their sacrifice wasted. Everything they purchased with their dynamic and powerful preaching has been squandered by generations of gutless, ear-tickling men-pleasers in these entertainment playgrounds known as churches. What a waste!

However, as far gone as we are, if even a significant percentage of the 300,000-plus evangelical churches (not to mention Catholic, Episcopalian, etc.) would stand up NOW and begin sounding the clarion call of national repentance and constitutional liberty, the ship of state could yet be turned around. But there is NO SIGN of that happening. NONE!

What would it take to get the pastors of America to take a stand? One would have thought that expunging prayer and Bible reading from our schools back in 1962 and 1963 would have done it. It didn’t. One would have thought that copying the Nazi playbook for gun control back in 1968 would have done it. It didn’t. One would have thought that legalizing the cold-blooded killing of unborn babies back in 1973 would have done it. It didn’t. One would have thought that beginning the construction of a Police State back in 2001 would have done it. It didn’t. And one would have thought that the legalization of same-sex marriage would have done it. It hasn’t.

At this point, it does seem obvious that the vast majority of pastors in America are content to allow this country to nose-dive into destruction without as much as a whimper. Again, what a waste!

It is one thing to be born in an enslaved country with the weight of the state forbidding public dissent or freedom of assembly, worship, and speech. It is one thing to be born with the shackles of bondage firmly fastened around your neck from the time of your entrance into the world. It is another thing altogether to be born in a land of liberty where one’s ancestors broke the shackles of tyranny at the cost of their very lives–thus allowing us to live in a land where the freedom of dissent, the freedom to elect our civil magistrates, the freedom of speech, assembly, and worship (not to mention the freedom to keep and bear arms) are sacrosanct–only to then turn around and squander our liberty and to allow would-be tyrants to take it from us without a fight. What a waste! What a horrible, terrible, awful waste! And that is exactly what the last few generations of so-called “preachers” have done.

Think what these pussyfooting preachers have lost: they failed to preserve the sanctity of life; they failed to preserve the sanctity of marriage; they failed to preserve the sanctity of the Holy Scriptures; they failed to preserve the sanctity of liberty; they failed to preserve the sanctity of honesty and decency; they even failed to preserve the sanctity of the Church itself.

Truly, “Ichabod” is written over the establishment church in America. And, as a result, “Anathema” is being written over the entire nation. I am convinced that any spiritual renewal that might still come will mostly bypass America’s establishment churches and will be carried by nontraditional, non-aligned, unincorporated, unaffiliated–maybe even underground–fellowships. This is what is currently happening in communist–and other oppressed–countries. And America is fast becoming an oppressed country.

In fact, if the pastors in America had even a fraction of the man-stuff that the pastors in Colonial America had, they, too, would be sounding the clarion call of independence and secession. Like King George’s England, Washington, D.C., has become a corrupt cesspool of wickedness that is using every means possible to wrap its tyrannical tentacles around every State, city, hamlet, and village in the entire country. At some point, the only options freedom-loving people in this country will have are slavery or secession. And that point may come a whole lot sooner than most of us expect.

So, what has happened to the Church? How did our pastors become so timid? How could the direct descendants of the Pilgrims, Puritans, and Patriots become so cowardly? Here are the reasons:

1. The Church, which is the Bride of Christ, entered into an adulterous relationship with Caesar when it put on the state’s official wedding band: otherwise known as the 501c3 non-profit, tax-exempt organization status. At that moment, it became a “creature of the state” and left the sanctity of its spiritual wedding to Christ. That happened in 1954. In just a little over a short half-century later, the Church has lost not only the virtue of its own spiritual institution, but also the virtue of the most fundamental institution of all: Holy Matrimony.

Yet, instead of sounding forth the message of truth regarding this attack against Western Civilization itself, our pastors stand mute and apathetic, holding onto their precious tax-exempt status with their last waning breath. In practice, our pastors are saying exactly what the Pharisees said in Jesus’ time: “We have no king but Caesar.”

2. The heretical misinterpretation of Romans 13 that teaches Christians must submit to civil government “no-matter-what.”

This fallacious doctrine has damned America. Our pastors and churches are following the Nazi playbook verbatim. True resistance to evil must, by nature, come mostly from spiritual sources, because the battle between good and evil is mostly a spiritual battle. Therefore, it is obligatory that our spiritual leaders be the ones leading this battle. Alas, for the most part, this is not happening.

In the name of Romans 13, our spiritual leaders have abandoned the battlefield. They have sounded retreat. They have waved the white flag. They have capitulated. They have surrendered. And the enemy has taken the field.

I submit that at the judgment bar of God, these squeamish milquetoast preachers are going to have to apologize, not only to Clark, Muhlenberg, Caldwell, and Houghton, but also to every courageous man and woman throughout history. Think of Gideon and Samson and Samuel and David and Vashti and Esther and Daniel and Micaiah and Jeremiah and Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. Think of Simon Peter and James and John, and even Paul, the man who penned Romans 13.  Think of the Anabaptists, the Waldensians, the Protestant Reformers, and the martyrs of the Dark Ages. Think of the Scots and Irishmen and Americans. Think of the persecuted people of Tibet and Burma and Sudan and Saudi Arabia and China and Palestine. Think of the millions of people throughout the centuries who stood against oppressors and tyrants of all stripes and types–be they political, religious, or military–and said, “No!”

I say again: what a waste!

3. The heretical “feel-good,” entertainment-oriented Prosperity Theology that has infested America’s churches.

Men such as Joel Osteen are Pied Pipers of a sleep-walking church whose music is only serving to march these unsuspecting souls into the gulags of a modern inquisition. Yet, these sycophants lead the largest churches in the country.

“Like priest, like people.” People have heaped to themselves teachers having itching ears. They have sown to the wind, and they are reaping a whirlwind. They are like the Israelites of old who refused to listen to God’s prophets and, instead, gave heed to the hireling-prophets of Ahab.

4. Then, there are the folks who think they must help God fulfill Bible prophecy.

First, there is Mr. Warmonger himself: John Hagee. This man, and thousands like him, have convinced their churches that they must help God establish His Kingdom on the earth. They have appointed themselves judge, jury, and executioner of all things pertaining to the Middle East. Their loyalty does not reside in America; it resides in the modern state of Israel–a nation that has absolutely NOTHING to do with Biblical Israel. Their erroneous interpretation of Genesis 12 has created a climate of war and hatred that is tearing the soul out of America. All of these perpetual wars that are being fomented in the Middle East are done in the name of Genesis 12, in much the same way that our domestic internment is being facilitated in the name of Romans 13.

Folks, God didn’t need anyone’s help when He sent His Son to earth the first time; and He doesn’t need anyone’s help when He decides to send His Son to earth the second time.

Secondly, there are those well-meaning Christians (I think) who actually believe it is their God-ordained duty to do nothing to resist evil.

I received this post on my Facebook page just this week: “None of these things [the evil, calamitous things happening to our country] could have been prevented, nor should they have been. All these things must come to pass before the Lord returns. In this world, nations rise and nations fall, and this one just happens to be falling right now. Praise God! I praise God for the destruction of this evil nation! I wish the Lord would return right now! But unfortunately, he will not return until ‘everything that must happen, has happened.’ The sooner these things happen, the sooner the Lord can return.”

I wonder if this Christian gentleman is going to be praising God when his children or grandchildren are put to the rack, or his mother and father are tortured, or his wife and sisters are molested and ravaged.

Yes, I realize that our sainted forebears often endured the most hideous treatment with spiritual and moral courage, but no one in their right mind would wish such treatment on their loved ones–especially if they had the power to prevent it. This man rejoices over his country’s destruction? This man is NOT in his right mind. The prophets of old wept over the destruction of their beloved nation. Jesus wept over the impending destruction of the city of Jerusalem.

But this is the kind of rationale one gets from these pastors and churches who use the Scripture to brainwash people into attitudes of fatalism. They are the ones who become nothing more than their own self-fulfilling prophecies. They stand back and do nothing and then claim to praise God when their own indifference grows into their own destruction. Such people are NOT in their right minds.

Famed Nineteenth Century revivalist Charles Finney is widely reported as saying: “If there is a decay of conscience, the pulpit is responsible for it. If the public press lacks moral discernment, the pulpit is responsible for it. If the church is degenerate and worldly, the pulpit is responsible for it. If the world loses its interest in Christianity, the pulpit is responsible for it. If Satan rules in our halls of legislation, the pulpit is responsible for it. If our politics become so corrupt that the very foundations of our government are ready to fall away, the pulpit is responsible for it.”

Amen!

The Church is to blame for legalized abortion on demand; the Church is to blame for the SCOTUS decision to legalize same-sex “marriage”; the Church is to blame for the growing Police State in this country; the Church is to blame for America’s war-mongering abroad; and the Church is to blame for the growing influence of false religions in America.

When America is lying in the graveyard of history, the epitaph on its tombstone will read: “Here lies the United States of America: killed by the apathy and indifference of its pastors and churches.”

As I again reflect on the giants who thundered forth liberty from the pulpits of Colonial America, and I see the behavior of so many of our pastors today, I can only repeat: What a waste!

© Chuck Baldwin

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SCOTUS Decision Encourages Persecution Of Christians–Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You

Anyone could have predicted it; many did. Government sanctioned persecution of Bible believing Christians escalated within hours of the Supreme Court decision mandating same sex marriage. The Military Religious Freedom Foundation was demanding the expulsion of military chaplains who profess Biblical attitudes toward human sexuality before day’s end. They are a fringe group, but numerous government officials have used words like “hate speech” in reference to Christians uncowed by a lawless Supreme Court or lawless bureaucrats. The narrative is that we may believe – and teach in church – whatever we like, but we may not trouble the general public with our thoughts.

Military leaders may find the MRFF antics laughable – for now – but there is nothing funny about ongoing efforts to railroad Chaplain Wes Modder out of the service for daring to counsel one of his charges on Biblical grounds. The pattern is always that the political victors claim to respect the right of the vanquished to dissent, but the (new) law of the land must be respected at all costs. That these same victors did not accept the law until it was on their side is strangely forgotten; let the games begin.

The Los Angeles Times reports that Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian has leveled a $135,000.00 fine – as he had threatened to do – against former bakers Aaron and Melissa Klein. Their crime? They declined to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple when gay marriage was still illegal in Oregon. The Kleins often served same sex couples, but explained – gently – that their religious convictions forbade them baking a wedding cake. This enraged the couple; they complained they were “hurt” to the Labor Commission, and this outrageous judgment is the outcome. The logic is identical to the Supreme Court decision handed down June 26.

This case comes alongside the wedding photographer persecuted in Colorado and the grocers under assault in Washington State these past two years. All this comes before the Supreme Court decision on marriage discharges any inhibitions officials might have based on the 1st Amendment. The new order is: “Anyone hurting the feelings of a homosexual has violated the 14th Amendment and must be dealt with accordingly.”

These travesties of justice coincide with Lance Corporal Monifa Sterling, USMC, who was convicted by a military court of failing to obey a direct order when she refused to remove a Bible verse from her work station. Her commander and former drill instructor ordered it removed because he “did not like its tone.” When she cited her First Amendment rights and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, he tore it down and cursed her. Later, she was charged and convicted. The military court decided the display of a Bible verse was not a religious activity and therefore not protected by RFRA or the Bill of Rights. Her case lost on appeal and is now awaiting disposition at the US Supreme Court. Navy Chaplain Wesley Modder likewise awaits his day in court after his CO – following years of stellar fitness reports from this same officer – swore to remove him from the service for counseling a gay sailor in line with his (Modder’s) mandate from his church authority.

A more direct and immediate outcome of the Court’s decision is the case of Pennlive.com, one of the larger news gathering organizations based out of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Their board announced – within twenty-four hours of the SCOTUS ruling – that they would no longer accept opinion pieces or letters to the editor that did not support gay marriage.

These persecuted people are all doing what Jesus calls us to do – acknowledging Him before men and expecting to be acknowledged before His Father. The five majority Justices of the Supreme Court in the Obergefell case – most of whom claim to be Christians – are doing what Jesus warned them not to do – refusing to acknowledge Him; they should expect to be denied before His Father. What about the rest of us? Will we acknowledge Him and His martyrs who cannot get even a fair trial on the basis of their guaranteed free exercise of their faith? Will we stand up to the bullies and demand the military and civilian authorities stop bullying their own most loyal members? Or will we decide it is too confusing and not really our problem?

It is our problem. In a government by the people, we do not always get what we want; but we always get what we deserve. And our God – famously quick to forgive in the face of repentance – is equally famous for failing to understand why we just could or would not do the right thing when tasked with it.

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The Meaning Of Life

I suppose it’s a bit more of an anecdote than a commentary. Twenty-two years ago and it seems like last week.

Isn’t that something old farts say?

The aftermath from the previous night’s whirlwind revelry had become all too familiar. Friends had come and friends had gone. My tiny, one bedroom apartment in Thornton, Colorado, was, once again, strewn with empty beer bottles and soggy cigarette butts that lay decomposing in makeshift ashtray tombs.

The pungent pong of stale beer and cheap tobacco turned my stomach as I, having just roused at the crack of noon and suffering the hangover of all hangovers, staggered the short distance from my lonely bedroom to my lonelier kitchenette.

My daily refrigerator inventory cataloged exactly one large Domino’s Pizza box, containing exactly one half-eaten piece of stale pepperoni, and a three-quarters-empty Coors Party Ball. The sink was full of foul-smelling dishes, and the trash can had flies.

Yes, it was pitiful.

Yes, I was pitiful.

My high school sweetheart and wife of nearly five years, you see, had kicked me out and filed for divorce a few months earlier, saying that I’d never amount to anything. At the moment, her words seemed a self-fulfilling prophecy.

I was crushed.

So this was rock bottom. The day, which yet again wore into night with fast food and old Bonanza reruns, would end like all the rest. Where were my car keys? As I searched in preparation for another trip to the liquor store, I made my way to my bedroom and opened my nightstand drawer. I found there, instead, my old dusty Bible. I suppose it was “desperate times” and all that; but, for whatever reason, I picked it up, brushed it off and began to read.

I’ve experienced, in my life, a handful of what I would call miracles. While I’ve had a few supernatural experiences that, for the outsider looking in, might be thought more profound, it was on this day that I experienced the miracle most influential to the course of my life – defined it, in fact.

I had been raised in a Christian home and, as far as I knew, “accepted Christ” at a young age. Still, on this particular night as I, the consummate “prodigal son,” randomly thumbed through the Holy Scriptures and read – the words literally leapt off the page. No, literally – certain words rose just above the page. I don’t even recall what specific passages I was reading, but things I had never before seen and words I had never before understood connected with my soul. The undeniable reality of the existence of God and the deity of Christ for the first time in my life became, in an instant and with crystal clarity, known to me in a way that I could never, ever again deny.

“This is truth!” I yelled aloud. “It’s all true! It’s real!”

I wept, overwhelmed with what I can only describe as sorrowful joy.

From that point on, my life changed. It wasn’t overnight. I still had bad habits and hang ups that, in partnership with Christ, I had to shake loose. I still do. Who doesn’t?

Even so, and tracking back from right now to then, it was on that night, at that very moment, that God’s destiny for my life – a destiny He mapped out before the beginning of time – finally took root.

Christ and Christ alone can satisfy.

Seventeenth-century French philosopher Blaise Pascal once wrote: “What else does this craving, and this helplessness, proclaim but that there was once in man a true happiness, of which all that now remains is the empty print and trace? This he tries in vain to fill with everything around him, seeking in things that are not there the help he cannot find in those that are, though none can help, since this infinite abyss can be filled only with an infinite and immutable object; in other words by God himself.”

Some have come to call Pascal’s “infinite abyss” a “God-shaped hole.” We all have (or once had) this God-shaped hole, this void in our soul, that can be filled alone with, and satisfied by, the presence of the Holy Spirit – by Christ Jesus.

Attempts to fill this void in my own life with womanizing and hard-partying were found wanting, woefully; and the more I tried to fill it with these and other worldly items, the emptier and more restless I became. As Saint Augustine reflected, “Thou hast made us for Thyself, and our hearts are restless until they rest in Thee.”

But I promised you the meaning of life.

Jesus said: “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die” (John 11:25).

Jesus is the life. We are all perishing in the flesh. We all die. But we can all have Life eternal. We can have eternal Life, even in this life.

It’s a hard truth, but it’s not a complicated one. Whether you’re an atheist, a Muslim, a Jew, a Hindu, a Buddhist, or whether you identify by some other man-made religion or non-religion, until you fill the God-shaped hole in your soul with Christ Jesus, you will find no rest.

“Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me’” (John 14:6).

No one.

Except through Him.

Jesus is the meaning of life.

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Why Are Christians Hiding Their Eyes From The Truth?

It is good to see Planned Parenthood standing publicly as vulnerable and naked as the babies they murder. It’s good to watch as they get their pants pulled down below their knees. It is good to watch them try to wipe the crumbs off of the corners of their mouth as they have just been caught in the proverbial cookie jar.

Klanned Parenthood had been telling us for a generation that a “fetus” isn’t really alive. They tell us that it is just a blob of tissues that feels no pain. They tell us that murdering children is “health care,” as if killing a baby is healthy for either the baby or the mother. They tell us that ripping a baby apart is sometimes the most loving thing a mother could do.

Some wacko “Doctor” in Mississippi even told us that he was being “Jesus” to the women, as if killing a baby made in the image of God is a righteous and holy thing to do. They tell us that baby murder is merely a “difficult decision” between a woman and her doctor. They tell us that Jesus will forgive the mothers for choosing death rather than life for their defenseless unborn child.

They tell us that the Hippocratic Oath’s urging to “first do no harm” doesn’t apply to baby murders. They tell us that the baby will feel no pain as his/her little arms and legs are torn off. They tell us that anyone who stands up and fights for the life of these precious little babies is hateful and bigoted. They tell us that fighting to stop the war on unborn babies actually constitutes a war on women.

They call child sacrifice nice-sounding names: reproductive rights, choice, family planning. Even their name is a fraud—Planned Parenthood. Why would you go to Planned Parenthood to “plan” parenthood if you were already a parent? They tell us that you aren’t really a “parent” until the blob of tissue is born. But you are. You leave the “clinic” the parent of a dead child.

They tell us that it is our obligation for all of us to pay for the murder of babies, even if it violated our conscience. They tell us that they will make laws protecting “reproductive rights.” They tell us that we need to stay out of their wombs, even though they invite “doctors” to invade their wombs to dismember and suck out perfectly-formed human beings.

They lie when they tell us that men are not entitled to be part of the choice. They lie when they tell us that women will never regret killing their child. They tell us that it is simply a “medical procedure” like getting a tooth pulled, and that their lives will carry on as normal. They tell the women that they will never even think of their murdered baby as they watch other woman holding their precious children.

They never tell us about the economic impact on our nation brought about by the murder of 60 million little potential consumers. They never warn us that our children are our future and that we are killing the geese that lay the golden eggs. They never warn us that killing all of those little future taxpayers will only hasten the demise of Social Security. They never warn us that the Muslims will soon be out-producing us by a ratio of 4 to 1.

They fail to tell us that child-murder is genocide intended to reduce the number of black babies born in America. They never tell us that Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger called black people “human weeds.” They never tell us that in 2015, the chances of a black child in New York being born were less than 50-50…more are aborted than are born. They never tell us that 78% of the babies murdered in NY are either black or Hispanic. They never tell us that the ghouls at Planned Parenthood intentionally target poor black-democrat areas of town in which to locate. They never tell us that black babies’ lives don’t matter. They never tell us that aborted black babies’ body parts are marketed in ways that would make AutoZone envious.

The politicians told us they were “pro-life” as they funneled hundreds of millions of dollars to the baby-Nazis. They passed restrictive laws designed to jail gentle Christians who knew and exposed what was going on behind the closed doors of the murder-mills. The “pro-family” organizations like Focus on the Family raised hundreds of millions of dollars to “fight” abortion by jumping in bed with “pro-life” legislators in a 43-year quasi-war against child-killing.

Our pulpits were silent with regard to the unborn. Oh, they might broach the subject on the annual “pro-life” Sunday; but they told us that baby-killing is a “political” issue and that they want to be careful not to “politicize” the pulpit. They tell post-abortive parents that Jesus will forgive them, while they do nothing to prevent such tragic heartaches from infesting unsuspecting young women who were taught that abortion would absolve them of their sin-borne “inconvenience.”

They tell us to vote Republican. They tell us not to judge. They tell us to obey the law. They tell us that to go to the clinics is “radical” and will only turn the women away from Jesus. They tell us that baby-murder is legal because the Judicial Taliban decreed it so.

They tell us to enjoy our “best life now.” They lecture us about the health and wealth benefits of being a Christian. They encourage us to bury our heads in the sand and ignore the cry to be our brother’s keeper. Child-slaughter continues only by the approval and consent of the church.

So now we’re supposed to be outraged that Planned Parenthood is selling aborted body parts. Every living being leaves behind a body when it dies—unborn babies are no different. What did we really think they were doing with the remains? Would you be upset if they simply ground them up in a garbage disposal? Would it upset you if they flushed the remains down the toilet like a pile of excrement? Would it bother you if they incinerated the parts in an oven? Isn’t murdering them enough to outrage you?

So now we know what is REALLY going on at Planned Predator. What are the odds it will be defunded? What are the odds that abortion will be criminalized? What are the odds that “pro-family organizations” will raise another $100 million to “regulate” child killing? What are the odds that “pro-life” organizations will simply circulate another petition designed to expand their databases?

If the baby inside a mommy’s womb is not a child, then why are the internal organs so in demand? Stop pretending that you don’t know the truth. Stop being so willfully ignorant.

Planned Parenthood is simply ISIS in the womb. Perhaps it is time to build a fence around the womb.

 

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Watch: Atheists Attacked A 5-Word Sign In A Small Texas Town, And It’s Backfired BIG TIME

A small town in East Texas is under pressure to remove a sign because it makes a reference to Jesus Christ.

The small town of Hawkins, Texas, about 100 miles west of Shreveport, La., held a revival Sunday to show support for a sign that reads “Jesus Welcomes You to Hawkins.” It is unclear whether or not the sign is on public or private property.

“The times have changed,” Rhonda Lane told KYTX. “It’s no longer a time to just sit around and be quiet and think everything’s going to be alright. You must get involved and take a stand.”

Resident Justin Lane added: “We decided that we had to stand up for the civil liberties of Christians in America to say we have as much freedom of speech as anyone else.”

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The Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter to the Hawkins City Council at the beginning of June pressing the local body to remove the sign. “It is inappropriate and unconstitutional for the City of Hawkins to display the sign described above because it conveys both a government preference for religion over nonreligion, and prefers Christianity over other religions,” wrote FFRF staff attorney Sam Grover. “The display of religious messages on public property violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment, which prohibits public grounds from advancing, supporting, or promoting religion.”

The ‘Jesus Welcomes You to Hawkins’ sign sends a message to the City’s citizens that the Hawkins government is endorsing and compelling belief in a particular god. By endorsing such a belief, the sign sends the message to nonadherents ‘that they are outsiders, not full members of the political community, and an accompanying message to adherents that they are insiders, favored members …” McCreary, 545 U.S. at 860 (citation omitted).

“The Constitution is very clear about freedom of religion, not freedom from it,” Hawkins Mayor Will Rogers said. “I think we have to stand up for the foundation of our country. I mean, we’re built on God and Jesus. I’m sorry if people don’t like that but it’s true.” Rogers also told KLTV the sign itself makes no reference to a particular church. “To me and many others, Jesus is not a religion, Jesus is in every religion across the globe,” he said last month. “He’s in Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism. He represents love and kindness.”

After meeting Monday in front of a standing room only crowd, the Hawkins City Council decided to postpone making a decision about the sign. In the interim, the city attorney will take the time to determine whether or not the sign is on public or private property, according to KYTX.

h/t: The Blaze

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