To The Daily Sun,
This is my open letter to Mr. and Mrs. David Kennedy, owners of the Holy Grail of the Lakes in Laconia:
First of all, I want to make it clear to all, "The earth is the Lord's, and the fullness thereof, the world and that they dwell therein (Psalm 24:1, Exodus 9:29). So there it is, every person, every business, and everything that a person has belongs to God Almighty (Holy Trinity). We Christians are to be good stewards of God's property. ALL belongs to him.
I am not surprised at all that your business is not prospering. I did read your letters of apology, to the people dated Jan. 5 and Jan. 10. You haven't offended them, you are apologizing to the wrong persons. You need to apologize to the Lord Jesus Christ. You have offended God Almighty. I know this is tough love. But it's love none the less.
On May 29, 2015, and Aug. 9, 2015, two of my letters written to the owners of the Holy Grail (there is nothing holy about your business ) were published in the Laconia Citizen, and The Daily Sun, asking — even begging — you to take down the cross of Christ from the top of your building. I gave many biblical reasons why this man of God believes it is blasphemy to continue to display this holy cross atop your business. In my letter dated Aug. 9, 2015, I stated I myself would raise the money needed to take it down, with your permission.
I went to your business twice to speak with you. The bar manager said he would give you my letter. So I know that between the newspapers and your staff you read God's message. I waited for your response, I was snubbed both times, by you. As I was being God's representative you snubbed God also.
Mr. Kennedy in your letter dated Jan. 10, you stated, "I don't know why people don't come in hear." It's very simple. God has been offended. He controls everything. The people are not coming because of you, your hard heart. I know you haven't herd this before. This is God's M.O.
Mr. Kennedy, please honor God; take down that cross and God will honor you and your business will thrive. Your business will prosper.
If you refuse to take down the cross. Your business will not prosper here in Laconia.
Today, many Christians seem unwilling to take a stand against ungodliness and immorality. They may be afraid of failure or satisfied with their comforts. They may feel they do not need to be concerned. But God wants us to realize that doing nothing is not a option. If God's people will not take a stand, who will?
Remember. Evil and ungodliness are all around seeking to destroy the things of God. But there are things you can do to make a difference.
Do not sit by and do nothing. Boldly take a stand for God in these last days.
Bishop Paul W. Blake