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No More Easter: Why One Small U.S. Town Is Scrapping The Holiday

Easter is a holiday that most of us spend with our families. It gives us a chance to catch up and enjoy ourselves. Not to mention all the Easter egg hunts and maybe even a Sunday dinner. But Easter holds a dear place in the heart of us Christians. It celebrates our Lord and Savior rising from the grave to eternal life. It’s typically the most attended Sunday service of any service throughout the year. We celebrate it across the country and it’s part of our very foundation as a society. But one small town is tossing it out the window altogether.lignite chief

Lignite Township (population 9,483) in northern Michigan is cancelling Easter festivities this coming Sunday. Alab Amas is the newly elected democratic mayor and took it upon himself to make the executive order. The 60th annual Easter parade has been cancelled and Easter egg hunts at the local churches have been nixed until further notice. Churches are still allowed to have service on Sunday but Amas has ordered local police to make sure there are no social functions afterwards. When mayor Amas was asked why he cancelled Easter in his township, he responded by saying, “We have a large population of non-Christians in the area as well as a fairly large group of atheists who have been lobbying to put a stop to Easter here for some time. Most of them claim to be offended by all of the Christians celebrating. It’s my job to listen to the people. This is a new country with new leaders. Things have been changing the last nine years and just like our president said, “We’re no longer considered a Christian nation”. Our country is not as great as people here like to believe. It’s time we took everyone down a notch or two and what better way to do this than by cancelling a major U.S. holiday. And its even better because it’s a Christian holiday.” The decision to cancel Easter was even picked up by some of the liberal elite across the country. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D) of California was overheard praising the decision of Amas and stated he had her full support. Senator Harry Reid (D) of Nevada made a personal call to Amas and his cohorts and stated that he was proud that someone was finally “standing up to those ignorant Christians”.

Several locals were questioned regarding the decision. Mark Emory responded, “I can’t believe this. Somebody please tell me this is a joke! We elected Amas because we thought he would be a good mayor but this is insane! The guy grew up around here. Hell, our kids are in the same class at school.” 89 year old Lignite resident Martha Henry said, “I’ve never heard of anything like this. I cried myself to sleep last night when I heard the news. My husband passed away several years ago but we used to attend the parade every year right up until he passed. It was some of my fondest memories with him. How dare they take this away from me!” Second grade student Charles Stuart even had a few words, “I wanted to go see the Easter bunny and find some eggs but my mommy said we can’t do that anymore. I don’t understand.  Dad says we might have to go to another town to do that this year. But we don’t have a lot of money so I don’t know what is gonna happen.”easter egg

Well, I for one am sick of it! I’m tired of us Christians getting bullied! Just because we are accepting and forgiving, people think we’re weak and can be treated like doormats. How can this guy get away with it?! If you’re reading this, then you better keep your eyes peeled and on the lookout. Because this is what our country is coming too. Don’t let it happen in your neck of the woods. As for me and my family, we’ll be celebrating Easter like we always have. And if you want to change that, then come on out to my farm and we’ll have a nice little talk. But you might not make it back.

Paul Craft
Paul was born, raised in the historic town of Fincastle, Va (just outside of Roanoke). He lives on a registered “Century Farm” that has been in his family since 1906 in a house that was built in the 1790s. His farm has over 300 hundred head of cattle, 6 donkeys, 17 chickens and various other animals along with his dogs, Mike, Buster, and Loki. Paul is married and has three step-children. Paul graduated from Emory and Henry College in 2004 with a degree in Geography and an emphasis in environmental studies. Paul works as a Mental Health Counselor and is currently working towards his Masters Degree in Counseling through Liberty University and will soon be a Christian Counselor.

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