Mitch Kahle is a good atheist.
In the year since Mitch Kahle moved back to his native Michigan, he has been able to compel Ottawa County to remove a sign bearing Psalm 19:1 from a public park; transform a 48-foot tall cross into an anchor; and convince two school districts to block a minister from holding religious services during the lunch hour at public schools.
I mean, he’s a really good atheist. Look at the reactions he gets.
Kahle is an agent of hate,Brandon Hall told The Detroit News.He’s a belligerent bully who is trying to bring his disturbing, hateful agenda to Grand Haven.
Everybody knows this is a Christian place, not a Muslim place, not a Hindu place,Matt Kooienga, a pastor at Harvest Baptist Church said during the meeting.We don’t have to lock our doors. The reason for that is we’re Christians.
How is it that a dirtbag can come into a community and cause so much controversy and destruction?asked Rick Phillips.These carpetbaggers need to be driven from our community.
I don’t see how asking the community to enforce the laws of their state and nation makes him a bully. These small towns tend to get a bit ingrown (trust me, I know), and it’s good to have someone point out that they are part of a larger community, and that their parochial ways may be in conflict with bigger standards.
As for what kind of place it is…nope, it’s not a Christian place. It’s a part of the United States, which is a secular nation. It is part of America, which contains citizens who are Muslim and Hindu. This is the America of a thousand sects, where splitting old religions is not quite enough and we spawn brand new ones, like Mormonism and Scientology. This is the America in which the “nones” are the fastest growing group. This is the America where we have a constitution that says government may not promote or interfere with religion.
I live in a small rural town, too, and it’s true that you don’t really have to lock your doors (we do, anyway), but it’s not because of Christianity. It’s because it’s a small place and everyone knows everyone else, and strangers — especially strangers who are poking around the neighbor’s doors and windows — are going to be regarded with instant suspicion. The Jews and Hindus and Muslims (the few that are living here) are going to be just as attentive and solicitous as the Christians.
And meanwhile, the crimes that do go on routinely, the wife-beatings and drunk driving, are carried on by good white Christian men, who will be given an admonition by the good white Christian police, and their sins might get a side-eye in church on Sunday, but otherwise they’ll be overlooked by every good white Christian pastor enumerating the pleasures of living in a rural paradise.
If they’re going to drive out the destructive carpetbaggers, I guess they must have a plan to return the town to the Indians.
So bravo, Mitch Kahle. Keep giving them hell.