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    Murfreesboro church's crosses offer message to Muslims

    Murfreesboro church's crosses offer message to Muslims


    Islamic Center of Murfreesboro members will pass a field lined with 13 white crosses in front of Grace Baptist Church on Bradyville Pike on the way to their new mosque once it opens.
    “It was more or less to make a statement to the Muslims about how we felt about our religion, our Christianity,” said Mack Richards, aMiddle Tennessee Baptist Church member who built the crosses at the request of Grace Baptist member and friend Bobby Francis. “We wanted them to see the crosses and know how we felt about things.”
    “That’s what the church voted to do,” said Francis, a member of Grace Baptist since the 1970s when it was on Dill Lane.

    Grace Baptist moved into its current home of about 6,000 square feet two years ago and is currently served by interim pastor Dan Watts.

    The mosque next door has been the subject of intense scrutiny and debate in the past two years, including vandalism to its sign, abomb threat, arson to construction equipmenton site and a lawsuit to block its construction. Plaintiffs unsuccessfully argued in court that Islam is not a religion but won one battle in which the judge agreed that insufficient notice was provided by the county government concerning a meeting over the mosque’s site plans, which is under appeal.

    This is the net result of Bachmann-type ignorance. People get their heads filled with false ideas about Islam and Muslims and then they engage in this type of dickishness--making people feel unwelcome etc.

    Freedom of Religion applies to all faiths.

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    Re: Murfreesboro church's crosses offer message to Muslims

    Its almost like sending someone to jail over code violations.
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    Re: Murfreesboro church's crosses offer message to Muslims

    I don't understand what the problem is. Why are people bothered by a Christian church putting crosses on their front lawn?
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    Re: Murfreesboro church's crosses offer message to Muslims

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
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    This is the net result of Bachmann-type ignorance. People get their heads filled with false ideas about Islam and Muslims and then they engage in this type of dickishness--making people feel unwelcome etc.

    Freedom of Religion applies to all faiths.
    You're saying that a church may not place crosses in its yard? That seems odd.
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    Re: Murfreesboro church's crosses offer message to Muslims

    Quote Originally Posted by wbcoleman View Post
    You're saying that a church may not place crosses in its yard? That seems odd.
    Well, people aren't dumb. They know they can hide their intentions behind freedom of religion and no one can say boo.

    But I'm not putting it past this church to make it a backhanded display of implied Christian superiority.

    Just another reason why organized religion is such a bunch of BS.

    It was more or less to make a statement to the Muslims about how we felt about our religion, our Christianity,” said Mack Richards, a Middle Tennessee Baptist Church member who built the crosses at the request of Grace Baptist member and friend Bobby Francis. “We wanted them to see the crosses and know how we felt about things.
    As if just attending the church wasn't enough. These people are just dickheads who get a smug sense of authority from their interpretation of Scriputre.

    **** these losers.
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    Re: Murfreesboro church's crosses offer message to Muslims

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Murfreesboro church's crosses offer message to Muslims





    This is the net result of Bachmann-type ignorance. People get their heads filled with false ideas about Islam and Muslims and then they engage in this type of dickishness--making people feel unwelcome etc.

    Freedom of Religion applies to all faiths.

    What did these people expect when the moved to a Christian nation?

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    Re: Murfreesboro church's crosses offer message to Muslims

    Quote Originally Posted by RadicalModerate View Post
    Well, people aren't dumb. They know they can hide their intentions behind freedom of religion and no one can say boo.

    But I'm not putting it past this church to make it a backhanded display of implied Christian superiority.

    Just another reason why organized religion is such a bunch of BS.
    I am Jewish. I hate having to look at crosses. They make me think of progroms, and I'm not kidding. Therefore...... what?
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    Re: Murfreesboro church's crosses offer message to Muslims

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    I don't understand what the problem is. Why are people bothered by a Christian church putting crosses on their front lawn?
    The intent is obvious by all the context outlined in the story.

    Nothing is wrong with a Christian Church putting up a cross. In fact, I resent atheists activists who go around trying to get every religious symbol off public property.

    But in this case, people (who call themselves Christian) are going out of their way to make life difficult for Muslims in their community. This type of behavior is not Christian.

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    Re: Murfreesboro church's crosses offer message to Muslims

    Quote Originally Posted by johnny_rebson View Post
    What did these people expect when the moved to a Christian nation?
    America is Theocracy in your mind?

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    Re: Murfreesboro church's crosses offer message to Muslims

    Quote Originally Posted by wbcoleman View Post
    I am Jewish. I hate having to look at crosses. They make me think of progroms, and I'm not kidding. Therefore...... what?
    Therefore...

    1. This church, who voted to post up a bunch of crosses for the members of the mosque to see, are douchebags. Just because what they did is legal doesn't make it right or good.

    2. On a wider scale, organized religion is a way for all manner of ****ty people to justify their ****ty behavior.

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