Landlord Kicks Church Out Of Building For Anti-LGBT Sign, Church Says Critics Are Intolerant
The Remnant Fellowship Church in Auburn, Indiana, has been kicked out its building for posting a sign that read: “LGBTQ is a hate crime against God. Repent” on June 27, reports WPTA.
Robert Sturges, an elder at the church, defended the sign to WANE as a way to reach people:
We’re trying to reach a certain group of people. They’re being told in our culture that homosexuality, transvestites, lesbianism, and sexual immorality is ok. But the Bible clearly says that those who practice these things will not inherit the Kingdom of God.
In fact, it warns them that the wrath of God will abide upon them. And in the judgment, they will be lost and they will be sent to hell forever. We believe that. That’s our faith.
We do love them. But we want to warn them that they are headed toward a cliff and if they keep going that way, they’ll be destroyed. And that is what the sign is about.
Sturges also claimed schools were telling young children to experiment sexually, but failed to offer any proof:
Even the schools are telling the kids “go ahead and experiment.” They’re going to destroy kids at young ages. They’re opening themselves up to disease and mental illness and making them the enemies of God, who calls them to sexual purity. That’s why we put the sign up.
Pastor Tom Cupka of the First Christian Church, which is down the street, thinks the Remnant Fellowship Church’s sign is combative:
We’re going to worship in unity. Anyone who is pursuing faith is going to be fed. A message like that, that is displayed there would tend to be exclusive, it would exclude people from that particular denomination or that particular community and that would not resonate with us at all. We’re not going to go head to head with somebody. Our job is not to dictate your faith, but to feed you God’s word.
The Remnant Fellowship Church insists that it is not intolerant of others beliefs, but claims others are intolerant of the church’s teachings, notes WPTA.