Villages official offers possible solution in controversy over little white crosses

A Villages official has offered what he believes is a common sense solution in the controversy over little white crosses in The Villages.

Many Villagers have placed little white crosses in their yards, but some have had to remove those crosses after complaints were made to Community Standards. Many Community Development Districts in The Villages have prohibitions against lawn ornaments. A group of residents in Community Development District 4 recently attended a board meeting and defiantly told supervisors they would not remove their crosses.

Amenity Authority Committee Chairman Carl Bell last week announced a possible alternative for those who wish to make an expression of their faith.

“You can put a cross on a flag pole or attach it to your home,” Bell said.

He added that there are also options such as displaying a cross on a flower pot.

The little white cross movement began in Frankenmuth, Mich.