First Baptist Church, Watertown--"Not a billboard."
The Watertown Daily Times is reporting this morning that a Baptist pastor in Watertown is unhappy with a plan to light up his church tower with green spotlights as part of a St. Patrick’s Day Irish festival.
The Rev. Jeffrey E. Smith…insists the green floodlights will give people the perception he and his church condone the consumption of beer at this weekend’s events.
“This is our house of worship. It is not a billboard,” he said. “We call our church ‘the Lighthouse on the Square.’ This cheapens our church.”
The pastor said he believes the city should have been more sensitive to his parishioners, some of whom are recovering alcoholics and former drug users.
So there you go. What do you think? Too grumpy by half? Or a good, solid principled stand?