If any of you are driving past the Oakwood Village Hall in Bedford, Ohio today, you’ll come across a rather strange message on the sign outside the building. Reader Kevin was smart enough to snap an image:
Jesus is making a list,
He’s checking it twice.
Is your name written in the Lamb’s Book of Life?
What any of that has to do with governance, I have no idea. It’s obviously a religious message that has no business being there.
It’s ironic, too, that the words right underneath the village’s name say “Proud & Progressive.” If that’s “progressive,” I’d hate to see what Oakwood’s conservatives look like…
I’ve reached out to Oakwood officials to see what they plan to do about this, but haven’t heard back at the time of this writing. Do they want a church/state separation group to step in to force them to take it down, or will they do the right thing, change the message on their own, and apologize for using a government sign to promote Christianity?
Unless, of course, anyone can request a message on that sign. In which case I have a few friends at The Satanic Temple who will surely want to know about this wonderful opportunity.