A North Carolina homeowner’s association has demanded that a member tear down his Christian cross Christmas decoration.
Homeowner James Faison told the media that he will not tear down his Christmas cross decorations no matter what the anti-Christian HOA says, ABC 13 reported.
But the HOA is taking action, claiming to fine the Faison family$200 a day until the cross is removed.
The family reminded the HOA that Christianity is the very basis of Christmas, but the HOA disagreed, and in a letter insisted that the cross has nothing to do with Christmas.
In a reply, the HOA said:
I did share your response with the Board and several members of the board are devout Christians and are intimately familiar with the cross being the foundation for which Christianity is based. The cross represents the death of Jesus Christ who died for our sins so we can have eternal life. The Christmas season is associated with the birth of the Savior such as nativity scenes would be appropriate representation of the season. The Board believes that the Bible is very clear on the distinction between these two major events in Christ’s life on earth. The cross is appropriate for display during the Easter season, but not as a decoration during the Christmas season. Unless biblical references can be provided noting the cross as a symbol of the Christmas season for the board to reconsider, the cross is not considered to be a Christmas decoration.
The HOA only backed down when the story hit the media.
Suddenly, the HOA was claiming that the family could leave the cross up.
The Faisons released their own statement:
“We’re loving and forgiving people, but at the same time that letter and what they said the intent and the response they gave back to us, I don’t believe it’s enough,” they said.
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