Some Southern Signs

I loved the photos of the religious signs in the current issue of Commonweal. Over the years I have jotted down such signs as I ran across them. It is to my eternal sorrow that I am not a photographer but here are a few samples I have recorded in my journal:

(1) Just beyond the Georgian line driving into Florida: "Jesus is Lord over Taylor's Catfish Restaurant."

(2) In Northern Pinellas County in Florida on the sign of a warehouse "Trucking for Jesus."

(3) In front of a mobile home on a state highway leading into Flannery O'Connor's home town of Milledgeville, Georgia:: "Great Satan Trembles on his throne when a single Christian is at prayer."

(4) My all time favorite is from the sign outside a rural Baptist Church in Wakulla county, Florida on the occasion of John Paul II ot the United States: "They call him Papa but he dresses like Mama."

Lawrence Cunningham is John O'Brien professor of Theology (Emeritus) at the University of Notre Dame.

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