POSTED: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 8:51pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 1:59pm
Lufkin, Tx (KETK) — The Sandy Hook shooting urged one Lufkin man to express his opinion on a big yellow sign on the highway.
It says, "put prayer back in schools not guns."
"Whether it's a civil matter or a spiritual matter, we need to stand our ground," said Kenneth Campbell Owner of KC's Auto & Truck Retail.
With a bold yellow sign written in big red letters, Campbell wants people to soak in his message.
Prayer needs to make it's way back into schools.
"We have to go back on what the nation was founded on," said Campbell.
Campbell owns an auto sales business on highway 59 in Lufkin.
After the Sandy Hook shooting, and schools around the nation arming their teachers, he felt the urge to remind the public to go back to the basics.
''We may think that if we have guns to meet them when they come in the door that's the answer but that's not the answer."
In April, he put the sign outside of his shop right next to a cross he built a couple years ago.
With the simple message, "put prayer back in the schools not guns."
So far, he's received nothing but positive responses.
"I'm not trying to stir up anything, hopefully the people that get the message, get it in their heart."
His message has already hit home with some locals.
"I believe there is a lot of American's that feel the same way. He was just brave enough to put a sign outside of his business, " said Kim Davis, who works right next door to Campbell.
Davis says she agrees with his stance about God in schools.
"Ultimately taking God out has created more harm than good."
Campbell says rain or shine, the sign will remain.
"It's there. There to stay. You know I stand my grounds," said Campbell.