I've mentioned this kind of thing on here before, but until now I never had a news story to back up my claims... So I wanted to share this and get everyone's opinions on whether or not the Borough even had the right to do this...
"A western Pennsylvania man has been ordered to remove a 24-foot illuminated cross from his front yard after a neighbor complained.
Carl Behr received a notice Monday ordering him to remove the cross from his Baldwin property within five days. But Behr tells WTAE-TV that he plans to fight the order.
A neighbor across the street says the large, light-up cross shines into her living room and bedroom. Lisa Fera says the problems started after she complained about Behr parking vehicles from his construction business in front of her house.
Behr says the cross measures his faith in God. Fera contends a good Christian would respect his neighbors."
In this area it's not uncommon for local governments to force removal of religious icons from private property. Which I have never understood seeing how it's also a deeply Christian area... Although this is the first time I've ever heard of a Christian being told to remove something - until now I had only heard of Pagans, Jews & Muslims being targeted.
The man has agreed to remove the cross because he doesn't want his family to be stuck in the middle of the argument. But to me, they shouldn't have the right to order him to remove ANYTHING on his own property... I agree that he should respect his neighbors and turn off the lights at night, but when I had a neighbor with a HUGE spot light out in front of their house I was told there was no legal action that could be taken - even though it lit up my entire bedroom at night (I actually had to buy black out shades)... So I see no reason why if nothing can be done about a spot light that anything should be able to be done about this...
What are your thoughts?
Answer by ria7 at 12:25 PM on Feb. 18, 2011
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