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Monday, August 17, 2015

Top Ten Social Media Responses to Bayview Cross

As shared at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Pensacola 8/16/2015:

Beyond blaming me for bringing a legitimate legal issue to the City, beyond posting my name and address, beyond and suggesting folks visit my house with torches and pitchforks, HERE are social media's

TOP TEN responses to the idea of removing the giant cross from Bayview Park:
10 Can't these hateful people focus on helping folks instead of hurting us!
9 Tell those Washington, DC outsiders to go to Hell.  This is OUR city.
8 If you don't like it, move away, look away, or go to another park.
7 It's not just OUR Christian symbol; it reminds EVERYONE of Jesus's love.
6 It's been there forever.  WHY are you complaining about it now?
5 If don't take a stand, they'll come after ALL the church crosses next.
4 We are majority-Christian and our laws are based on Christian teachings.
3 Cut a a square around the cross and give the land to a church.  Issue settled.
2 It doesn't hurt you, so leave it alone and stop trying to take away our stuff!
...and the #1 response to removing the giant cross from Bayview park:
1 I'm offended that you're offended by our beloved cross!
> BTW: I am not offended the cross.  It just doesn't belong on public land.


  1. The comments really show that people dont want that cross to be removed. Actually Christians are connected with this cross because of their religion so it is obvious that they want this cross to be there. Well I also dont see any harm in the existance of this cross in the park,so what if its there.. As far as its not creating problem for anyone it should not be removed!

  2. Offense is the ONLY reason why people want a cross removed. The lie that no one is offended is ridiculous.