"We didn't put this up to advertise a religion," he said. "It was put there as a beacon and a light in the darkness."
A protracted dispute with the ACLU would do nothing to calm the waters in Wyoming County.
Christians are largely well-meaning people. Why they would pick a fight they could easily avoid is a mystery.
Nothing stops Christians - or Muslims or Jews or Druids or anybody else - from erecting monuments with meaningful religious messages.
But claiming a right to proclaim from public property is offensive. The ACLU is correct to question it.
Public property is neutral ground. It belongs to citizens of all persuasions.
People who feel directed by God to testify should do so on their own property, not the public's property.
It is every bit as powerful, and not one bit divisive.