Skip to comments.Church Forced to Remove ‘Anger Provoking’ Billboards Declaring ‘America is a Christian Nation’
Posted on 06/19/2018 7:04:23 PM PDT by marshmallow
Billboards promoting a celebration of faith and freedom at the First Baptist Church in Dallas were removed after complaints from Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and the Dallas Morning News.
The patriotic billboard campaign included the title of the sermon Dr. Robert Jeffress planned to deliver on June 24 America is a Christian Nation.
We were told by the billboard company that the message was divisive, Jeffress told the Todd Starnes Radio Show.
The sermon title was inspired by a comments made by Supreme Court Justices John Jay and David Josiah Brewer both of whom described America as a Christian nation.
The message will present the historical evidence for the bedrock of faith upon which America was founded, said Jeffress.
However, the Dallas Morning News and Mayor Rawlings blasted the pastors sermon title suggesting it was hateful and divisive.
That is not the Christ I follow, the mayor told the newspaper. Its not the Dallas I want to be to say things that do not unite us but divide us. I never heard those words that voice come out of Christ. Just the opposite. I was brought up to believe: Be proud of yours, but do not diminish mine.
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Forced? As in censored?
He must've missed the part about "No one gets to the Father except through the Son."
Just try that with a mosque.
Let me guess, those who complained were a mixture of radical atheists and representatives of the religion of pieces?
America WAS a Christian nation.
Progressives decided it shouldn’t be.
Now we're the heir apparent to Sodom and Gomorrah.
It certainly appears that way...........
Explains a lot about present-day Dallas.
Guess he doesn’t know the Jesus of the Bible.
“Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division”
What'shisname the Mayor is just an ignorant jerk
I suppose allahu akbar! is acceptable though?"
18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
Sounds like the mayor is reading it all wrong. “We are a Christian nation” tells me that even a non-Christian is welcome. I don’t see it being divisive at all.
If Syria or Iran or Saudi Arabia were “Christian nations”, they wouldn’t have all the human rights issues we see there.
I guess Dallas puts up “holiday decorations”...not Christmas.
(...and 10 to 1, that mayor does not “follow Christ” at all...)
We’re an atheistic muzzie country as far as the MSMLSD thinks.
Rawlings used his office to pressure the billboard company to remove the sign.
Rev DR Jeffress pointed out that the SCOTUS just ruled that local govs cannot force action against someone's religion
For folks that aren’t local - Rawlings is a member of the ultra liberal PCUSA (First Presbyterian Dallas) although he has been honored by the homosexual “Cathedral of Hope”.
Christ was divisive.
I’d like for there to be billboards that say
America Was A Christian Nation
that show a happy family as they would have been a couple of centuries ago.
But Obama declaring (lying about) our strong Muslim heritage was, of course, perfectly acceptable.
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