California City to Remove Decades-Old Church Directory Sign to Avoid Appearance of Promoting Christianity
Leah Hickman : Mar 12, 2018
"Apparently, the word 'church' was the trigger. To think, such a beautiful, powerful, innocent word could illicit such anger, fear and loathing! Little by little, anti-God forces are intent on chipping away our nation's Christian heritage. Sad. Perhaps the lesson in all of these politically correct attacks on American freedoms, is that Christians can't afford to be absent or idle from publicly defending their faith. Please don't grow weary of praying AND using your God-given voice to speak—and vote—truth in the communities you live in." -Teresa Neumann, Breaking Christian News
(Coronado, CA)— [Christianheadlines.com] The city of Coronado, California, will be removing a church directory sign from city property. According to the Los Angeles Times, the sign has been on the property since the 60s, and its removal is being prompted by "First Amendment concerns." (Photo: Coronado's church directory, on the corner of Orange Avenue and Sixth Street/credit: Gustavo Solis/San Diego Union-Tribune/via LA Times)
The concerns first arose when Ryan Meoni, a 20-year-old who grew up in Coronado, complained to the Freedom From Religion Foundation about the sign's use of the word "church." Meoni later explained that he didn't like the word "because, in his opinion, it excludes religious institutions that meet in temples or mosques." As his intention was simply to get the one word replaced, Meoni was surprised when his complaint brought even farther-reaching consequences.
According to the Freedom From Religion Foundation, the inclusion of only Christian churches on the list "could give the appearance that Coronado promotes Christianity over other faiths." And...
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