GA Pastor Arrested Protesting 'Demon' Mascot

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WARNER ROBINS, GAPolice have arrested a pastor in Georgia for protesting outside a high school against its demon mascot.

Crosby and supporters picked the opening day of classes to protest against the pitchfork-wielding mascot. Crosby, of Kingdom Builders Church of Jesus Christ, says his son attends the school and he doesn’t want him exposed to the name’s devilish connotations.

Crosby was charged with picketing without a license and disorderly conduct.

Crosby said he plans to contest the charges when his case goes to Warner Robins Municipal Court in October.

“I didn’t know you had to get permission to voice your opinion,” Crosby said.

Crosby said officers did not initially make it clear to him why the group could not picket peacefully. Crosby said he was handcuffed aggressively and tightly, held for 30 to 45 minutes before he was told what he was being charged with, and that he was never read his rights.

Crosby has been circulating petitions to have the mascot removed, he said, because demons represent evil and the mascot “gives evil a good face,” Crosby said. “Prayer had to leave but the demons can stay?”

Read more: http://www.macon.com/2010/08/09/1223185/pastor-arrested-picketing-mascot.html#ixzz0wBRbVuR4


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  1. Anonymous says:

    Well my personal opinion on this is:

    The guy has a right to freedom of speech. He pays taxes and has a right to voice objections when it comes to our public schools.

    BUT, but as a Christian he should teach his son to have enough faith to OVERCOME the school Mascot, look beyond it and accept it as part of the world. I do not see the Pastor overcoming this himself.

    We can overcome anything of this world if we have God in our lives. Period.

    Such as the issue of prayer, no one can stop anyone form praying anytime or anywhere. If they put prayer back into schools, it would be a “general” prayer to ALL Gods, for the sake of…… ah hem, equality. *sigh*

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