Question: If we all go down to the Gulf shores, can we sweep back the tar balls with our brooms?
The real issue regarding Henderson County commissioners voting unanimously to retain prayer in the name of Jesus is the mockery and contempt that name causes. In the name of "freedom of expression," no minority shall be persecuted or mocked — except the name Jesus. It's open season on Jesus.
In Asheville, the "religion" is "ABC" — anything but Christianity. It's considered "cool" to throw ourselves totally into any exotic belief system that comes along. Jesus told us precisely what would happen in the last days — that men would persecute and revile you for my name's sake. Notice; look around; listen: Do you know of anyone mocking Islam? Mocking Judaism?
Your mockery of the commissioners is your having struck the tar baby. You are now as dirtied up as the Gulf. …
You think of yourselves as cool, enlightened, highly educated, so therefore you are not swayed by any ridiculous comments from Jesus. You are above such nonsense. Yet you are as ignorant of the questions I just asked you, as any medieval churl. You think of yourselves as having evolved above and beyond such nonsense, and certainly will not be held accountable for your mockery of God on any such ridiculous Judgment Day, nor sent to some ridiculous Hell (which, you should know by now, will be your beloved but burnt Earth, where you will live with no sun, no green, no graze, no animals, [and] therefore, no meat, no milk, hide or shoes, or the possibility of cotton for clothing — just naked you and the vermin, in total darkness. And there you are with tar on your fists, B'rer Rabbit.
— "Uncle Remus" (Frank Elliott)