Friday, December 07, 2007

You've Got To Be Kidding Me

Did you see this? This appeared in the Spokane, Washington newspaper:

Crosses to be removed from police chaplain badges
By Karen Dorn Steele
Staff writer
December 5, 2007

Crosses will be removed from badges worn by Spokane Police chaplains under terms of an out-of-court settlement between the city and a former Lutheran pastor-turned-atheist who sued over the government agency’s use of the insignias and Christian prayers.
Additionally, lawyers from the Center for Justice who represented former pastor Ray Ideus will get $1,000.

“It’s a milestone,” said Ideus, who volunteers eight hours a week with the police department. “It’s very important that they’ll have to take that cross off. It’s not a Christian police department. The chaplains have to minister to all faiths – and non-faiths,” Ideus said.

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Absolutely ridiculous. Wasn't our country founded on Christian principles? Wasn't Christianity one of the main driving forces behind the founding fathers risking all to start this country?

We must "Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one." (Ephesians 6:14-17)


Jim said...

My guess if it's from a former pastor then he's angry about something that happened to him that he just can't explain. Why else would you follow the faith and then be so active in trying to get rid of it.

Jim Lange said...

Jim, I don't know what the reasons are, but you are right, something must have happaned to this guy. Anyway, it's a shame.