When driving through Frankenmuth, Michigan, I’m
always intrigued with the many simple little crosses
I see in the front yards of the homes we pass by.
Those crosses are a statement of support for the
Frankenmuth’s Christian foundation.
Two years ago an atheist living there complained
about two crosses on a bridge in town. He
requested that they be removed, and so the town
Then he decided that since he was so successful
with that, the city shield should also be changed
since it had on it, along with other symbols, a
heart with a cross inside signifying the city’s
At that point, the residents decided they had had
enough. Hundreds of residents made their
opinions known by placing small crosses in their
Seeing this quiet but powerful statement from
the community, the man removed his complaint.
Those simple crosses remain in those front yards