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Saturday, July 26, 2008

Religious tyranny at Regner Park?

Publication:APD - West Bend Daily News;
Date:Jul 26, 2008;
Page Number:A6

Religious tyranny at Regner Park

Again this summer, a West Bend group called Lighthouse Ministries has been authorized to organize a Christian concert in Regner Park, a public park, in August. This is part of a disturbing syndrome. I was distressed to read that on the day considered by some the national day of prayer, West Bend’s newly appointed mayor, Kristine Deiss, came away from her busy schedule to pray on the side of City Hall, which certainly does not behoove a city mayor. Sadly, part or most of West Bends various leaders seem to be people who believe in the supremacy of Christianity over other religions or none. This is a diverse nation, as Sen. Obama correctly stated, also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, a Buddhist nation, a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers. The Constitution needs a rewrite, but even as it stands, to ask the citizens to give up their park in order to allow for a religious event that should take place inside a religious facility is unconstitutional and worthy only of the tyrannies the Founding Fathers meant to escape.

John Jost
West Bend

Well, John,

Just FYI, Obama prayed at the Wailing Wall yesterday.

1 comment:

Bob said...

Hey John:
Here's a trivia question just for you. Who said the following.

"Our laws and our institutions must necessarily be based upon and embody the teachings of the Redeemer of mankind, and it's impossible that it should be otherwise: and in this sense and to this extent our civilization and our institutions are emphatically Christian"

Answer: United States Supreme Court

(Church of the Holy Trinity v. The United States - 1891)

By the way, I'm delighted our mayor takes time to pray. If it offends you, don't vote for her.
Bob Lawton
West Bend