Someone emailed me this story, my comments appear below:
I think I'll start wearing my gold Cross more often..........
I haven't verified this as an actual true account, but there are enough similar incidents making the news, that I think it could very well have happened, based on the way "accommodations" are seeming to happen in one direction only now on our Christian Religious Freedom Rights ............
The following is a TRUE story of something that happened over the holidays that will really make you think & it could happen to any of us.
A young 17 yr. old boy was shopping in St. Cloud at a sports store, called Shields.
The cashier was a Muslim lady who was wearing her headscarf. The 17 yr. old was wearing a necklace with a cross on it. She told him he would have to put his cross under his shirt because it offended her. He told her would not do that. Then he told her that he thought she should take her headscarf off. She then called for the manager. The manager came out & told the 17 yr. old to just put his cross under his shirt and everything would be fine. The boy again refused to do so & at that point he left the items he had intended to purchase & walked out.
Several customers who had been in line behind him had heard the conversation & also left their carts full of items & walked out of the store!!
I SAY KUDOS TO THE 17 YR. OLD!!! We all know we are in some very changing times, & given the same circumstances, I pray we would all have the courage this young lad had.
Our Bible class spent a few minutes talking about the challenge we are facing for our first amendment right of religious freedom.
(I have to wonder what’s next?? Are they going to try to ban the jewelry store owners from selling any jewelry with a cross on it?)
Good for this kid and these other people if this really happened. Few people would do this, though more should. I would. Most people don't have character or morals and that's why we are losing freedom. Most people don't care about right or wrong but only what is convenient. They want the cheapest price at the most convenient place, and they don't care if it means the destruction of their nation. Such don't deserve freedom. Defending the country does not mean joining a corrupt military to go fight wars in other nations in which we have no business... defending the country means resisting immigration of aliens from other nations who don't belong in our nation, and standing up when you see evil and stamping it out, not turning a blind eye and going back to watch the superbowl or whatever you think is more important than freedom. Defending the nation means defending it against all enemies foreign and domestic--and the majority of them now are domestic. If Christians stood together they could put businesses out of business or at least realize that they can support moral and Christian businesses that are not cooperating in the destruction of Christendom. I would not only walk out like others reportedly did her, but I would shame anyone who did not also walk out and never frequent the establishment again. If a muslim in the US says a Christian wearing a cross offends him, then say, "well, your very existence in my nation offends me so why don't you go back to Islamabad and neither one of us will be offended?" A Christian would not be allowed to display a cross in Islamabad, that is normal. IT IS NOT NORMAL that a Christian cannot display a cross in Christendom because it may offend a muslim. Good for this kid. Yeah, take that scarf off, take the burkha off, to the hindus, dig that jewel out of your forehead. cover up those tatooes. Put those billy goat wattles inside your shirt. take those beanies off. What is so offensive! is the Christians in our own nations are the only ones who do not have equal rights. If the cross is offensive—GOOD. It is supposed to be!
"7Unto you therefore which believe He [Christ] is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, 8And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed*." (I Peter 2)
[* ordained by God to be offended, the vessels of wrath created for destruction. Fill ye up the measure of God's Wrath! Yahweh rebuke thee! May God curse you and all your people and may He open up the earth to receive the flood of all those who hate Him and His people!]
As the old saying goes, "If you don't stand up for something (for what is right) you will fall for anything."
Choose you this day.
"32Whosoever therefore shall confess Me before men, him will I confess also before My Father Who is in Heaven. 33But whosoever shall deny Me before men, him will I also deny before My Father Who is in Heaven." (Matthew 10)
Every time you see or hear about evil in the community, wherever you are (evolution, paganism, perversion, multi-culturalism, socialism, corruption) and don't stand up you deny Christ. Keeping quiet in the face of what God declared to be abominations and which He forbade, keeping quiet concerning the Standard of Morality that God commanded and Christ enforced and told us to obey, keeping quiet in the face of all that is Antichristian is to deny Christ.