Ohioan, Greg Zanis drove from his home in Aurora, Illinois to Aurora, Colorado and erected 12 three-feet-tall wooden crosses in memoriam to the 12 dead at Aurora’s Century 16 theater. With a magic marker, he wrote a name on each of the crosses, which stand on the corner of East Centrepoint Drive and South Sable Boulevard. The countdown is on. Vandals should show up anytime now. Maybe the ACLU will file a lawsuit. Can we count on the Kansas Westboro Baptist crazies to show up? Members of the Military died. The Westboro cretins are probably traveling as I type, if not already there. If any of the dead are gay or lesbian, you can count on their evil presence.
Zanis said he made the crosses to elevate the names of the dead above the name of the person who investigators believe killed them.
Zanis said he hopes the families of the victims will feel free to take the crosses, now standing at the corner of East Centrepoint Drive and South Sable Boulevard, and use them to temporarily mark the graves of their loved ones. Read the entire story at The Denver Post
Then the question looms: were all of the victims Christian?
This blogger ponders. If not, the crosses are an “insult,” he says I see it as a blessing. Irregardless of personal belief or unbelief, a Cross denotes a blessing in the name of God for you and me, as well as for every unbeliever. If you don’t believe in blessings, at least you have to admit there is no insult in the gesture. Good grief!
The same blogger believes the Crosses “claim the victims,” and asks how we would feel if Muslim or atheist symbols were put up.
Christians did not celebrate September 11, 2001 by dancing in the streets and handing out candy to passersby. Christians do not issue fatwas. Depending on the type of memorial, Muslims and atheists would have to deal with family members. So far, no family or friends of the dead have desecrated the Crosses, or complained about them, that I can find. If they object, they can haul-off the Cross and do with it as they want – but they’ll have to get there before vandals showup. The memorials are growing by the minute. Michelle Malkin commemorates the 12 who died.