North Carolina billboard suggests ‘holy war’ against gays: resident
Some residents of a North Carolina town are lashing out against a billboard they think promotes “holy war” against gay people.
Michelle Grosse claims the anti-gay billboards that have popped up in the town of Clyde are unchristian and should be taken down.
“That's not the kingdom of heaven," Grosse told WLOS. “That’s rude and nasty.”
The sign in question features a message that is short and blunt. “Coexist, tolerance, sexual perversion? God says, ‘NO!’” the sign reads.
“Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God,” reads 1 Corinthians 6:9-10.
The passages also foretell a violent end for those who stray from God’s plan.
“He has stretched out His hand against them and stricken them, and the hills trembled. Their carcasses were as refuse in the midst of the streets,” Isaiah 5:25 reads.
Grosse says she was infuriated after noticing the billboards in her town. She claims the sentiment behind the signs are actually unchristian because they are intolerant. Grosse also says doesn’t like being represented this way, as if her town is full of “a bunch of yahoo’s.”
“This almost sounds as though this is a call for a holy war,” Grosse said. “I mean, if we’re not to tolerate, and we’re not to coexist, what are we supposed to do? Wipe out the infidel?”
But other residents in the town think the signs should stay up.
"If they want to complain about something, complain about something that needs to be fixed," said Allen Thornburg. “That don’t need to be fixed. That needs to stay up there.”