When local controversy erupts, we don't have to take our cues from the partisan, uncivil tone dominating national policy debates. After all, Colorado Springs has learned a thing or two from Amendment 2, the Moo campaign, and the Ted Haggard scandal to name a few. We've learned that calling other people intolerant does not "Create Community".
The "Jesus is Alive!" banners on city-owned light poles in downtown Colorado Springs raise high emotions among residents, whether Christian, Jewish or Atheist. Some people see them as just another example of the city thumbing its nose at anyone who does not subscribe to the majority religion. Others view any ...
Here's Tak Landrock's story about the banner issue:
KRDO Banner Story
Citizens Project is working to ensure that the U.S. Constitution's religious freedom guarantees are upheld in the new city's code regulating such banners.
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