It is more than fair comment to say that this sign, especially when posted in a Government venue at this time, is specifically directed at the Christian Faith and constitutes hate-driven slander with overtones of blood libel. Endorsed by the State of Illinois.
Let us think about it.
Not very long ago, it was Hannukkah, the annual celebration of the triumph over Haman who sought to destroy the Jewish people and also of the victory over Antiochus Epiphanes who sought to destroy Judaism and paganise Israel.
Can you imagine if, in the same venue at the same time as that Jewish festival only a few weeks ago, the same or a similar sign had been posted -- especially if it had made explicit the following simple but menacing change:
. . . (which hateful horror would be directly implied by the timing)?
Do we need to remind the world that over the past 100 years, more Christians have peacefully died as martyrs for their faith than in the previous nineteen put together?
Or, that all too many millions of these have perished at the hands of atheistical regimes?
Why, then, in the name of all that is decent, is there a willingness to post in a government venue at this time, such a sign that implies directly:
and enslaves minds
. . . ( an implication revealed to one and all simply by its timing )?
It is high time that some serious re-thinking is done. Stay tuned . . . END