ELYRIA — A Vietnam Veteran who went to war for his country finds himself in another fight.
It’s over a sign the Veteran wants to put in his window. It’s a sign with the word “Jesus” on it.
Most of the homes at Twin Lakes Park are neat, with a minimum of ornamentation and no signs.
Property owner Bill Kriso wants to put a sign in the front window saying “Thank You Jesus for Our New Home.”
“If you would have put that sign up, you would be aggravating some people in the park," the park owner said.
Regulations for the park say no “for sale” signs, but say nothing about signs of any other kind.
At Twin Lakes, it’s apparently okay to have a Happy Mother’s Day banner in your front door window, or an Ohio State logo in your front window … it’s just not okay to have a sign that says “Thank You Jesus.”
Bill and his wife prayed for a quiet place they could afford. Bill is a totally disabled Vietnam vet with a plate in his head and bullets in his gut.
“We’re just so thrilled and so happy that the Lord gave us the gift of the house we’ve been looking for,” Kriso said.
Stories like this are always so odd. That this could in any way be controversial.
Now I want to know how did Jesus get him the house? I didn’t even know Jesus was involved in real estate, well besides creating it all. If he was a real estate agent it certainly would give new meaning to the great commission. Though having Jesus as a real estate agent would be pretty cool. He wouldn’t have to mess with those oversized locks they put on the doors and with his glorified body could go through the wall and let you in through the back door. With omniscience you wouldn’t even need a home inspector – he could tell you everything that is wrong. Plus if you needed substantiative renovation he could destroy the house and rebuild it in three days! He could even tell you if interest rates were going to rise or fall in the near term (or long term for that matter) His business card could say "Specializing in real estate and the Real Presence."
Speaking of real estate I have been noticing a trend lately of seeing a specific type of sign offering to buy your house. I would like to see this idea of buying ugly houses expanded to other types of buildings. In fact here is one sign that I would like to see in front of the new L.A. Cathedral.