More like “should spell legal trouble” because it’s legally troubling. I have a Hudsonville mailing address and I love Jesus but this simply is not right. We live in a constitutional republic, not a theocracy like Iran.
I wrote about the Hager Park sign and the cross in Grand Haven a few weeks ago and it’s really disturbing to me that Christians think it’s OK to incorporate stuff about God into public things. Atheists pay taxes too and they shouldn’t have to pay to be insulted.
I’m kinda angry right now, but if you wanna be a zealot, do it in church or at home. God owns the universe but some taxpayers would have issues with things like this. What’s next? Redlining to keep unbelievers out of Hudsonville by city ordinance? Heck, let’s keep the taxpaying blacks and Jews out too while we’re at it; make it a pure, lily-white Dutch Christian ghetto with the power of the beast to back it up.
If you wonder why the homosexual community is in the process of venting its collective rage against American Christendom, this is why.
“In God We Trust”. That’s pretty hilarious. In God some trust but the others have rights as well. What’s been done in Hudsonville isn’t necessarily a violation of the First Amendment but it smells funny just the same. As I said in my above-referenced piece, when Muslims become the majority the shoe will be on the other neck.
I’m listening to Christian music as I write this and later ima read me some Bible, but if my neighbor chooses not to, well, that’s the beauty of America.
Hudsonville’s Reference to God Could Spell Legal Trouble
HUDSONVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) — Weeks after a controversy over a sign with biblical language in a Jenison park, a neighboring community added religious language to a city memo. Starting this year, an updated version of Hudsonville’s city newsletter includes the phrase ‘strive to serve God,’ which is already part of the city’s mission statement.
The words ‘strive to serve God’ came to light in an updated version of the city’s memo to staff and media.
“We are just saying we are a religious community, most of us,” says O’Brien.