Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Wrong Side Up

The person who is offended by displays in the public square of things grotesque, sexually offensive, scatological, blasphemous, and anti-Christian will find his complaints not only ignored but the complainant himself will be mocked, vilified and sometimes threatened with retribution.

But what protests will be listened to with respect and deference? What protests have a probable chance of being enacted, often with desperate haste and profound apologies?

Those that target a nativity scene, a Ten Commandments marker, a football game prayer, the use of the name “Jesus” by a chaplain, a cross, a pro-life display, or a Bible. 

Think something’s gone wrong?