BALDWIN (KDKA) — A Baldwin man is refusing to take down his lighted crosses.
Carl Behr said he isn’t going down without a fight at a Baldwin Borough Council.READ MORE: Investigators Looking For Cause Of Monessen House Fire
“They’re not coming down,” he said. “Somebody’s gotta make a stand against these people and I’m here to make it.”
He pleaded his case at the meeting after they issued an order on Monday for the 25-foot cross to come down from his property within five days.
“It’s been about the Lord since the beginning and if anyone tries to make me remove them, they will only anger the Lord,” Behr said.READ MORE: North Fayette Township Rallies Together To Support 4-Year-Old Zoey Bair's Battle With Anaplastic Ependymoma
The council says Behr didn’t apply for a permit. Even if he does apply for one, he has to be in compliance with a new lighting ordinance council has been working on for the past four months.
Ironically, it passed Tuesday night.
“The lighting ordinance allows us to place restrictions on residential lighting that would be deemed a nuisance,” Baldwin Borough Manager John Barrett said.MORE NEWS: FEMA Program To Reimburse Families' Funeral Expenses For COVID-19 Related Deaths
If Behr doesn’t apply for a permit and doesn’t take down the crosses, then he will face fines.