Havens Corners Church in Blacklick, Ohio offers a sermon on its sign about Katy Perry’s “I Kissed a Girl” song.
Said the Rev. Dave Allison, pastor of the 100-member church: “It’s not something that is really a shock if you’re a scriptural person. We meant that as a loving warning to teens. … The Scriptures tell us that you should not do what the song tells you to do. The Scriptures are not ambiguous on this issue.”
Some neighbors (who don’t and do know the song in reference) have been sending in complaints. Said Wendy Olinski of Reynoldsburg: “It was obvious: ‘If you’re gay, you’re going to hell.’ At first I have to say I laughed hysterically because I was shocked. But that’s going way too far. It’s just rude.”
Church turns pop lyrics into a bit of brimstone [columbus dispatch]