The cellular giant T-Mobile is reportedly seeking to build a 100-foot-tall cell phone tower in a graveyard. The cemetery’s owner, the Archdiocese of Boston, has approved the plan and agreed to lease the spot to T-Mobile. The proposal to build the tower has raised the ire of neighbors and guardians of people buried there, who say such a tower would violate the memories of people buried there.
What do you think?
Profiting from the construction of a cell phone tower in a graveyard dishonors those buried there and thus it is an insult to their surviving family members.
Our primary obligation to our deceased loved ones is to treat them with respect.
When king Hezekiah died, the people of Israel “buried him in the upper section of the tombs of the sons of David; and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem honored him at his death.” (2 Chronicles 32:33, New American Standard Bible).