That WAYCIST Cross

Once upon a time Christians (or at least American Protestants) used to sing this hymn:

Stand up! Stand up for Jesus!
Ye soldiers of the cross;
Lift high His royal banner,
It must not suffer loss…

It’s still in the Episcopal hymnal, but you don’t hear it that much anymore. These days it seems that too many Christians are ready to relinquish the cross and other Christian symbols as soon as someone from a designated protected minority — which, in aggregate, means a majority of the population — is offended by it. For example, the College of William and Mary removed the cross from the Wren Chapel because one person complained about it.

Something similar is going on in a cemetery in the Swiss city of Basel. Interestingly enough, not all Christians in the city are ready to roll over and surrender to the culture-enrichers.

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from the Swiss weekly Weltwoche:

In Basel they bicker over Christian symbols

Crosses should disappear from the largest Swiss cemetery

by René Hildbrand

It’s been a cross around the cross for years. Again and again the symbol causes controversy, although Christians see it as a sign of reconciliation, tolerance and charity. There is currently trouble in this regard in Riehen, the second-largest city in northern Switzerland with a proportion of foreigners of around 28 percent. The largest cemetery in Switzerland is on the Hörnli in Riehen. According to the management of the Central Cemetery, more and more non-believers feel disturbed by crosses, Christian murals and even the names of chapels during funeral services and ceremonies. The Catholic Church in Basel-Stadt is now yielding. The spokesman for the church council told the Basler Zeitung: “If there are people who find Christian symbols disturbing, it should be possible to cover them up or carry them out.”

The Evangelical Reformed people of Basel see things differently. Their church gets by without religious symbols. Nevertheless, the President finds: “Those for whom these symbols are important should also be able to experience and see them.”

There is strong resistance to the suppression of Christian symbols. The SVP Riehen fights for the preservation of the cemetery culture. In a petition, she calls on parliament and the government council to stop such projects.

The tolerant representatives of the Basel Catholics still add: “If the basic equipment of a funeral chapel should be without Christian symbols, this is a worrying trend.”

In 2018, the newly elected Minister-President of Bavaria, Markus Söder, had a cross hung up in his Munich State Chancellery in one of his first public acts. Ten years earlier, when he was CSU general secretary, Söder got himself into trouble with a single sentence: “Crucifixes and no headscarves belong in the classroom.”

Afterword from the translator:

I’m pretty sure that the “other believers” can only mean Muslims, the only believers who are known to get upset about the symbols of other religions. Correct me if I’m wrong.

10 thoughts on “That WAYCIST Cross

  1. The hatred of Christ and Christianity is growing and spreading. The British especially seem to despise the Cross.

    • Christianity destroyed Indigenous Pagan symbols, temples, altars and everything… Goes without saying that Christianity will have to pay… This cult of zesus will go down the drain someday… Full ot inconsistencies and errors, a tym will come when no one will believe in that cult

    • It must pain the lefties and islamophiles that the British Union Flag is the composite of the ancient English Cross of St. George (Red Cross on white field), the Cross of St. Andrew (diagonal (saltire) cross on blue field (as the Apostle was martyred via crucifixion on a diagonal cross), and the Cross of St. Patrick (Red saltire on white field). I have qualms of wimpy idiot Prince Charles who had told journalists at one time he wants to be the ‘Defender of the “FAITHS”‘ not just Christianity (Anglican particularly). I bet a quid that when he is coronated, he will insist on a having a pakistani imam from Rotherham chant some annoying islamic prayer in arabic that insults the faithful by denying the divinity of Christ (just like the islamic girl invited by Scottish priests to wail a prayer a few year ago). And all the luuvy elites in the pews will smile and nod like ignoramuses as they will be proud of their “diversity”-mindedness.

      • Also, the muslims HATE the Cross. In their holeee booook, they say that when the End of the World comes, Jesus will return to Jerusalem and “break the Cross”. That his why all the crosses in French churches over the last decades have have been vandalized in that way along with gouging out the eyes of icon statues of Jesus and Mary. Egypt doesn’t allow new churches to be built by the Copts and no more crosses on the roofs.

  2. Easy to imagine Muslims, “having a go at a super duper much bigger than 911 type assault. Just to see what happens. Hey who knows? As one Muslim said to the other, “You have to try. Otherwise….”

  3. The Cross reminds us of who and what we are before the Lord God Almighty and what He did as He promised to bring us back to Him if we accept what He has offered. By the same token the Cross is an ‘in your face’ affront to Satan, who wants us in hell with him in the worst way so we can be as miserable as he is and will be for eternity.
    Frankly, I prefer to be ‘cross-eyed’ and remain eternally grateful for what my Lord and Savior has done for me.

    • Rather than being *cross eyed* , u prefer being blind to the truth by following a cult which is riddled with inconsistencies, inaccuracies and errors and discrepancies.
      Don’t trust me? Fine. Investigate yourself and find the truth. Seek and u shall find!

  4. It must pain the lefties and islamophiles that the British Union Flag is the composite of the ancient English Cross of St. George (Red Cross on white field), the Cross of St. Andrew (diagonal (saltire) cross on blue field (as the Apostle was martyred via crucifixion on a diagonal cross), and the Cross of St. Patrick (Red saltire on white field). I have qualms of wimpy idiot Prince Charles who had told journalists at one time he wants to be the ‘Defender of the “FAITHS”‘ not just Christianity (Anglican particularly). I bet a quid that when he is coronated, he will insist on a having a pakistani imam from Rotherham chant some annoying islamic prayer in arabic that insults the faithful by denying the divinity of Christ (just like the islamic girl invited by Scottish priests to wail a prayer a few year ago). And all the luuvy elites in the pews will smile and nod like ignoramuses as they will be proud of their “diversity”-mindedness.

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