Can you imagine living next to this man?
Meredith Machen of WCYB Fox5 reports Dec. 2, 2011, that a man in Carter County, Tennessee, has the town people very upset because of the “Christmas lights” he’s put up at the side of Highway 19-E.
It’s a sign of bright red letters, lit up with Christmas lights, saying:
“The Devil’s Inn is closed until Judgement Day. Satan Satan Hear My Plea, Satan Satan Come to Me.”
Jackie Blevins built the display over a week ago. “[I] put this sign up here on the building because of what has happened right here,” Blevins said as he pointed to cars he refinished with skulls and devil’s horns. Blevins told News 5 his cars were banned from area car shows, and in response he built the sign as a way of showing his anger. He insists the sign is just his personal form of expression: “It is my freedom of speech, my freedom of religion for these cars out here. They don’t mean nothing. They’re just a chunk of lousy metal.”
But others don’t see it that way.
Deborah Jones said of the first time she saw the sign: “I was just horrified, horrified. Knowing that a child could ask a parent is Satan really there? Is Satan in his home? What is a parent supposed to say to a child.”
Some have even tried to take the sign apart themselves. But Blevins says if you don’t like what you see, the best action you can take is to just come and talk to him: “Don’t down me. Don’t judge me. Don’t condemn me because of what you see.”
Since Blevins is asking people to “just come and talk to” him, you can find his address and phone no. on the public site, Zaba people search. Click here. He’s the first name on the list: Jackie Arnold Blevins, b. Sept. 1952.