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Utah Street Sign Spreads Anti-Gay Hate: VIDEO

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Some street sign technician or technicians in Provo, Utah, used their occupational media to spread a hateful message: "God hates Gays."

Local Annie Frewin spotted the light bright message and posted a video to YouTube, writing in the description, "If it was about anything else, it would already [have] been taken down."

Andres Jauregui at Huffington Post spoke with Utah Department of Transportation, which explained that the signs are maintained by independent contractors and that the person responsible was most likely playing a "prank."

"The sign was most likely changed by one of the contractor’s employees who thought he or she was playing a prank. A very bad prank that is obviously unacceptable," said spokesperson Mindy Nelson.

Watch the message blink in the night AFTER THE JUMP.

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  1. So God hates people... Um OK

    Posted by: Michael | Aug 9, 2012 1:44:56 PM


  2. I don't get how that's a "prank"???

    Posted by: robb | Aug 9, 2012 2:07:59 PM


  3. Yeah, a prank.

    Like those funny guys in sheets who burn crosses on lawns.
    That always cracks me up.

    Or like those kids who go gay bashing.
    That's a hoot.

    Or like what happened to Matthew Shepard.
    That was just hazing, right?

    Don't you guys have a sense of humor?

    Posted by: gr8guyca | Aug 9, 2012 2:08:41 PM


  4. Yeah, I'm laughing my ass off at this prankish hilarity. The "independent contractor person" who created this message must have one hell of a funny streak. HA HA HA it's so, oh, I don't know...insulting and demeaning to part of the state's population! Buy, hey, it's Utah and majority Mormon and all that religious BS that even Mittens won't discuss during his campaign so...what the Hell. Just smile and ignore it. NOT!!!

    Posted by: HadenoughBS | Aug 9, 2012 2:19:25 PM


  5. I hope this so called "prank" is taken as serious as possible under the law. This type of "prank" just feeds into the hatred and discrimination of gays.

    Posted by: Bernie | Aug 9, 2012 2:22:24 PM


  6. Just what you can expect from Mormons

    Posted by: Steve | Aug 9, 2012 2:30:48 PM


  7. I wonder what the reaction would've been had the sign said "Mormons burn in hell."

    Posted by: atomic | Aug 9, 2012 2:37:03 PM


  8. I guess the Utah administrator's attitude better explains why Romney physically assaulting a gay youth in high school was also just considered "a prank."

    Posted by: Ty Nolan | Aug 9, 2012 2:39:46 PM


  9. You don't even have to be an employee. If they're unguarded, most still have the default password 'DOTS'. Anyone could have done this.

    http://jalopnik.com/5141430/how-to-hack-an-electronic-road-sign

    Posted by: Syrax | Aug 9, 2012 2:41:17 PM


  10. I wonder if those are easy to hack? About 8 years ago now there was 1 along k street in dc that got changed to say "kevin loves Robert" or something similar.

    Posted by: Jt | Aug 9, 2012 2:48:37 PM


  11. They are supposed to be easy to hack, i see posts about how to do it periodically on the internet. Normally the workers don't change the code from the default.

    Posted by: abe | Aug 9, 2012 3:05:00 PM


  12. I'm not surprised this was in Provo utah. The people who live in 'Happy Valley' are notoriously passive aggressive.

    Posted by: Doug | Aug 9, 2012 3:05:57 PM


  13. I suppose in Utah this passes as a government approved Public Service Announcement.

    Posted by: dan cobb | Aug 9, 2012 3:13:55 PM


  14. atomic, i agree, and wonder how long the sign would have been flashing "god hates mormons"? not long enough for a video...

    Posted by: northalabama | Aug 9, 2012 3:15:55 PM


  15. The contractor losing the sign contract, now that would be a funny prank.

    Posted by: Bob R | Aug 9, 2012 4:28:00 PM


  16. should have said "Hail Satan"

    Posted by: MaddM@ | Aug 10, 2012 6:19:23 PM


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