#StayOutofMyHouse, @FFRF, tried to push their agenda in Kerrville Texas @doseghostman, @DanBarkerFFRF, @JoeMessina, @TheRealSide, @DanGainor
“Hill Country Community Journal originally reported on the hearing and vote delineating the hateful messages so-called Christians reportedly offered to vilify their atheist neighbors. They reported:
Pastor Greg Young of Kerrville asked to speak at the start of the regular meeting as he had a live radio show to broadcast at 11 a.m. and commissioners agreed.
Young said FFRF “preys upon small communities like Kerrville” saying the organization’s founder “has absolute disdain for Christianity.” He told a story to say allowing this one request would lead to multiple unwanted actions in the future, eventually pushing out current beliefs and values.
Other speakers offered historically inaccurate and downright misinformed lies to support their exclusionary Christian viewpoint:
Pam Wood called FFRF perhaps new to Kerrville but known elsewhere as an anti-religion group. She cited a definition of “free thinkers” by that group, saying they specifically mention Christians and Jews, making their argument for freedom from religion “disingenuous.” “They want a refusal because it suits their beliefs and allows them to go to court.”
Kenny Bledsoe said he’s a church-goer, and if this banner was allowed, it would be a foot in the door to Christianity in general for the FFRF. “They have the right to worship as they please, but I am opposed to putting this banner anywhere in Kerr County.”
Pastor Del Way of Calvary Temple Church said, “The problem is, they claim freedom from religion, but they want to do it on our holiday. I oppose this, especially on the courthouse square. We believe they are trying to take over our religion.” Way said he had more than 1,000 signatures on petitions from his church, and told Whitsett, “Leave us alone. Get your own holiday.”
John Hammack said America has been a nation under God since Columbus arrived; and asked commissioners “not to let some pagan atheist take Christ out of Christmas,” historically set Dec. 25.
Patricia Carson declared her faith in Jesus, and said it’s His birthday that’s celebrated. “If these other people want a special day, they need to get another special day.”
Daniel Thompson disputed Whitsett’s claim Americans’ rights come from the Bill of Rights, saying they come from the Declaration of Independence, which made us “God’s country. “You want to trample on our holiday, our rights and our country. You can have a holiday, but not the 25th of December.”