another billboard that appeared earlier this year:
The creator of the hate-y billboard has been receiving "hate mail" from gay and lesbian residents of Toledo and had this to say about the controversy his church has generated:
“I love everyone. There’s nothing on that billboard about hate. ... I’m getting hate mail from lesbian and gay people, but my point is that I love them too much to let someone believe a lie. I love this city too much to let a lie be sown.”Right. I have a suggestion for the Rev. Tony Scott: if you loved your town, you'd stop using tithe money to advertise oppression for gay people and put it to use-- say, with a homeless shelter. That probably wouldn't gain you parishioners or additional tithing, unfortunately, as your billboard likely will. Nothing says "come to our church!" in Ohio like "We hate gays old-fashioned style!"