St. Hilda’s Anglican Church in Oakville has a yearly garage sale; it’s not a normal garage sale, though, because no money is collected for the items. The message to the Oakville community is that, just as the items are free, so is God’s love for us and so is the gift of eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ.
There is a Yahoo Group called oakvillefreecycle where used articles are exchanged free of charge; we thought it would be a good idea to advertise St. Hilda’s free garage sale there. Here is the post as it was originally written (you have to join the group to see it):
Join us for our “Free Market”
An expression of God’s free gift to us.
Many items , books, toys, clothes, household items all free!
St. Hilda’s ANIC Church
1258 Rebecca Street
Sat. May 15, 2010
9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
The moderator of the group removed the line that I have in bold (it was not bold in the original post). No explanation, apology or reason; just commonplace secular illiberality.