NEW ORLEANS—Amongst the onslaught of political signs, expect to see a different campaign ad popping up in yards.
Except this offensive is a message from the Archdiocese of New Orleans to get crime under control.
“I think we`re beyond the breaking point,” says Archbishop Gregory Aymond who calls his crusade to distribute 5000 signs that read “Thou Shalt Not Kill” the new Battle of New Orleans. “It really is this battle against murder and violence and racism.”
The Archbishop says this 5th commandment message is to serve as a reminder that violence and murder is not the answer to a problem, “The basics are God said thousands upon thousands upon thousands of years ago, thou shall not kill. Respect the life of each and every person.”
He says the 5000 signs are being given to church parishes for them to hand out after Sunday mass, “Who knows. God could use that sign to make them 'think' twice. So a voice throughout the city saying that, becomes a louder voice.
Two large “Thou Shalt Not Kill” banners are being displayed at the offices at 1000 Howard Ave. and another near the corner of Carrollton Ave. and Walmsley.”
There will soon be a third banner at St. Louis Cathedral.