Then again, no one’s confusing the AFA with genius

Has it really not occurred to anyone at the American Family Association that some people might find this offensive?

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  1. #1 by Christie on November 19, 2008 - 10:38 am

    Does it really offend you that others have beliefs different from your own? Are we suddenly living in a country where someone isn’t allowed to express their personal religious feelings? Put up a flying spaghetti monster decoration if you wish – but a person is allowed to put a cross up in their yard on Christmas… or any day of the year, for that matter.

  2. #2 by bobh on November 19, 2008 - 10:45 am

    I certainly don’t find someone putting a cross on their own porch to be offensive. Perhaps the author finds it offensive because if you squint you might think it is a burning cross?

  3. #3 by Christie on November 19, 2008 - 10:48 am

    Hmmmm…. I see that… I guess since I’ve seen lighted crosses before I didn’t think of it that way…

  4. #4 by Kevin Beck on November 19, 2008 - 10:50 am

    Did I say or imply that the (in effect, burning) cross should be outlawed, Christie, or did I merely point out that it carries a strong potential for offending folks?
    “Are we suddenly living in a country where someone isn’t allowed to express their personal religious feelings?”
    Why yes, or so the embittered wingnuts would have us all believe.
    Now personally I don’t give a shit what sort of goofy icons people display on their property, but get real.
    How about a bona fide lawn jockey? I used to see those when visiting friends in small-town Southwest Virginia. Looked like Marvin the Martian, for Chrissakes.

  5. #5 by Kevin Beck on November 19, 2008 - 11:06 am

    Yeah, you really have to squint and use your imagination to see that cross as a burning cross.
    Again, I don’t care, I’m just surprised. I routinely set crosses aflame and caper madly about them, often biting the heads off of game fowl in the process. But that’s just me.

  6. #6 by Sam C on November 19, 2008 - 11:54 am

    The cross was an instrument of torture and execution. Would a hangman’s gallows and noose or perhaps a French guillotine make an appropriate christmas decoration? No.
    Much better to think of Santa bringing nice stuff rather than death myths.

  7. #7 by WTFWJD on November 19, 2008 - 12:50 pm

    That thing should sell well with the Klan.

  8. #8 by Christie on November 19, 2008 - 1:36 pm

    Biting the heads off of gamefoul? But you’re not supposed to consume poultry (according to Leviticus)?! Your sacrificial offerings should be proper mammals – and make sure God get the good stuff (the fat and juices).

  9. #9 by Kevin Beck on November 19, 2008 - 1:45 pm

    “you’re not supposed to consume poultry (according to Leviticus)”
    I as a non-Christian can personaly consume whatever I like, although the poultry thing has its limitations.
    That photo doesn’t mark my first lighted cross sighting either, but this one…this one was, I dunno, more florid.

  10. #10 by J-Dog on November 19, 2008 - 3:36 pm

    Well, to me , rather than finding the burning cross offensive, I choose to view it in a positive light. It clearly points out to me that the AFA wants us all to work together to burn some Christians so that they can be more like Jesus.

  11. #11 by Warren on November 19, 2008 - 4:43 pm

    My experience is that the AFA doesn’t give a shit who they offend; they just go ahead and do it, and never apologize.

  12. #12 by Bill from Dover on November 19, 2008 - 8:18 pm

    Wow! What a perfect surprise gift for that “Special” family in your neighborhood.

  13. #13 by llewelly on November 19, 2008 - 8:24 pm

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