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LAKE SHASTINA, Calif. — A church in California has been subject to protests and vandalism after members of the community became offended by a message on its sign that reads, “Bruce Jenner is still a man. Homosexuality is still sin. The culture may change, the Bible does not.”
“We believe love warns, and the best expression of love is to be willing to be hated so that others might have the chance to hear truth,” Justin Hoke, the pastor of Trinity Bible Presbyterian Church, told The Siskiyou Daily News.
“If you see a burning building, there are only two reasons not to warn those inside: if you think the danger isn’t too great, or if you don’t love those inside,” he said.
According to Yahoo Lifestyle, three local mothers organized a protest against Hoke’s church, known as the “Shastina Love Rally,” to express objection to the sign after seeing it on Facebook. Organizer Amelia Mallory told the outlet that she is using the event to provide a counter message of support for those who identify as homosexual or transgender.
“What’s important to us is that we raise our voices, use our bodies, signs, art and expression to balance out the message on the sign and try to promote inclusion and tolerance,” she stated. “Rallying together in support of each other and of the queer community as a whole.”
A protest was held last Sunday, with another scheduled for tomorrow. A photo on the event’s
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