By Brian Blackwell, Message Staff Writer
HINESTON – A Hineston woman has started a Facebook page to get Christian voices heard again.
Tiffany Busby Dunn, a member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Hineston, started the Facebook page “The Christian Flag Movement” around 2:15 am today. By 4 pm, the page had received 394 likes.
Dunn said that her heart was burdened over the attacks Christians in the United States have faced over the past several years. After talking with a friend who planned to display the flag in her home, Dunn felt led to take a stand and start the Facebook page.
“We have been discouraged from public prayer, and told that the Bible is no longer welcome in most schools,” she said. “We have been criticized for our morals and fundamental belief system, all the while being told we should be more open minded to the beliefs of others.
“The symbol of the Cross has been attacked on many occasions by different groups because it is ‘offensive to them’ while Christians are expected to suffer in silence and not say anything when something offends us,” she continued. “If we do speak up we are labeled judgmental or prejudice.”
Dunn hopes all Christian denominations will take up the challenge to display the Christian flag on Facebook and in their homes. She is calling for believers to post the flag on “The Christian Flag Movement” page along with specifying the location.
“I feel that Christians in America have to take a step,” Dunn said. “Just one step in the right direction to show that united we stand, and we are tired of having our religion attacked. We live in a society that goes to extremes to protect the right of all other groups, many times at the expense of Christians.
“I want to send a clear message to the American society that we are here, and we have rights, too,” she continued. “We, as Christians, answer to a much higher authority than today’s society or even the American government. I feel that by starting this movement we can peacefully stand in solidarity with one another to make this statement.”
For more information, visit facebook.com/thechristianflagmovement.