LETTER: Reader wants to see crosses flank the rainbow crosswalk

Dear editor,

I’ve sent the following letter to Mayor Larry Jangula and city council:

According to an article in the Record newspaper you have approved a Pride diversity (rainbow) crosswalk in the Courtenay downtown core. The article also stated that the rainbow is widely accepted as a symbol of inclusiveness, has celebrated diversity since the late ’70s and one council member said that “the rainbow crosswalk is a tangible way of illustrating that.”

So with inclusiveness and diversity in mind, perhaps you’d consider my request to paint a small cross at each end of the crosswalk so the Christian community may be included.

Christians believe the rainbow has been a reminder to the Christian community since God established it to show us He will always keep His many promises and the ultimate promise as fulfilled in the Messiah, Jesus Christ who died for our sins on the cross. Jesus was and is the ultimate example of diversity and inclusiveness as He still invites “all” who are burdened and distraught in life to come to Him for peace and rest.

It would also be a reminder to “all” of the many being persecuted (beheaded) around the world for their Christian belief and also that God’s promises yet to come will be kept.

Record editorial responds to letter

Thank you for your consideration, I await your reply.

Charlie Zerkee

Courtenay

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