‘Christ is King!’ Idaho town’s ban on religious symbols backfires bigly

The city of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, scrambled to reverse a new policy banning religious symbols from its Fourth of July parade, with the original actions taken to ensure inclusivity resulting in a sea of crosses instead.

The Idaho Tribune shared video footage of the Independence Day parade, and there was no shortage of crosses on display.

The conservative media outlet posted, “Banning Crosses didn’t work out well for the @cdachamber. We the People have had enough of the anti-Christ tyrants that are in control of Coeur d’Alene. CHRIST IS KING!”

“The original policy was not meant to isolate individuals or be considered an anti-religious policy,” chamber president and CEO Linda Coppess told the Coeur d’Alene Press. “Our intention with this policy was simple: to create an environment where everyone feels welcome and respected.”

In responding to a social media user inquiring as to whether crosses were banned, the Tribune explained, “The community pushed back, and at the last minute, the Chamber reversed their decision and allowed the crosses to save face.”

Here’s a quick sampling of other responses to the story, as seen on the social media platform X:

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