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Delaware Church Registers Its Opposition to Marriage Equality with Flashy Symbol Sign: PHOTO


Twitter user Zafo Jones shares a church sign from Bear, Delaware. Delaware, of course, has a marriage equality bill pending in its legislature.

Writes Jeremy Hooper of the sign: "Which is kind of like saying Vegetarianism > Oxygen. The former is a choice for every American citizen; the latter we all share, regardless of or individual commitments."

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  1. Can't make out the name of the church from the photo; too blurry. I would definitely Email them about what I think of their sign if I could...

    Posted by: Alex Parrish | Apr 25, 2013 11:47:56 AM

  2. Their signage is hilarious. That won't stand in a court of law, I'm positive

    Posted by: Michael Barber | Apr 25, 2013 11:49:21 AM

  3. Such terribly bad christian theology. Pretty good public policy for a stone age group of hunter gatherers in search of a king and kingdom however.

    Posted by: Eamon O'Connor | Apr 25, 2013 11:50:23 AM

  4. If done accurately, the sign should have a cross, then an equal sign, then a heart. But we're not talking about real Christianity anyway.

    Posted by: Jack M | Apr 25, 2013 11:52:05 AM

  5. Ok. That's nice. But it really has no relevancy in a secular deomocracy like America. Isn't it odd how the ones constantly screaming about the constitution are the ones who have clearly never read it?

    Posted by: Chris | Apr 25, 2013 11:52:56 AM

  6. Religion in general, and Christianity in particular, is inherently undemocratic. By its very definition, monotheistic religions are totalitarian and based on the concept of absolute monarchy.

    Any idiot who says "The United States is a Christian nation" has a fundamental misunderstanding of democracy AND Christianity.

    Posted by: Rich F. | Apr 25, 2013 11:54:06 AM

  7. Glasgow Church maybe? It's hard to make out.

    You know, it's things like this that make it really hard to be respectful of the supposedly "good Christians" and gay Christians when they appear in other stories, like the gay Christian kicker who wants to get into the NFL. I'm atheist but know intellectually that there ARE good Christian people out there, that religion *can* be a positive force in the lives of some, but frankly I assume all Christians are homophobic POSs until proven otherwise. It's a pretty safe bet.

    I'm really sick of hearing about people's "faith." It's a form of mental illness to view the world *exclusively* through the lens of some sh*tty old book started at the tail-end of the Bronze age and finished by people who never met the alleged "messiah" they claim to worship.

    Posted by: Caliban | Apr 25, 2013 12:00:35 PM

  8. This is the arrogance (a sin, I'm sure) that they are somehow better than any one else's rights. They try to rule as a shadow government and that's what's happened to their soul--it's in the shadow. They are disgusting and amoral.

    Posted by: woodroad34d | Apr 25, 2013 12:03:08 PM

  9. In a sense this sign is and should be non-controversial from a religious perspective. It is saying "God is more important than equality." And to a religious person God is supposed to be. But then not all Christians oppose marriage equality, and they may end up alienaating potential members who'd not want to join a church which would display a sign like this.

    In a few years gay marriage should be a settled issue nationally and signs like this won't make any sense. I wouldn't get too worked up over this sign.

    Posted by: Mary | Apr 25, 2013 12:17:06 PM

  10. What I don't understand is why churches spend so much time and money on public policy issues when they could be helping the poor. Consider the millions of dollars that the Mormon church spent in California on Prop 8. Imagine how many hungry mounts in Africa that money could have helped...what a waste.

    Posted by: MuscleModelBlog.com | Apr 25, 2013 12:27:45 PM

  11. Their sign violates their own beliefs:

    Galatians Chapter 3 V 28

    There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.

    Posted by: J. Alan | Apr 25, 2013 12:37:31 PM

  12. I did not read the article, but I saw all I needed to see. The alligator's mouth ate the cross and left marriage equality.


    Posted by: Amanda S | Apr 25, 2013 12:40:28 PM

  13. Delaware elected officials should seek to deny tax exempt status to this church. I don't believe any church should be granted tax exempt status.

    Posted by: Mike Ryan | Apr 25, 2013 12:48:58 PM

  14. Wasn't that the big christian slogan about slavery too?

    Posted by: qj201 | Apr 25, 2013 12:51:32 PM

  15. Glasgow Church, 2880 Summit Bridge Rd, Bear DE 19701

    Posted by: J. Leo | Apr 25, 2013 12:52:19 PM

  16. + > =? Not in a secular nation.

    Posted by: J. Leo | Apr 25, 2013 12:57:39 PM

  17. This is Glasgow Reformed Presbyterian Church in Bear, DE.



    Church Office: 302-834-4772

    Posted by: JJ | Apr 25, 2013 1:42:53 PM

  18. Christianity is greater than equality. Just when you thought these people couldn't get any more insufferable.

    Posted by: Sean in Dallas | Apr 25, 2013 1:52:26 PM

  19. Equality is not a Christian value. That's just stating the obvious.

    Posted by: JJ | Apr 25, 2013 2:03:14 PM

  20. yeah, that's not a good sign.

    Posted by: Steven H | Apr 25, 2013 2:12:35 PM

  21. yeah, that's not a good sign.

    Posted by: Steven H | Apr 25, 2013 2:12:37 PM

  22. I read this as, "Christians are superior to gays."

    Go figure.

    Posted by: MIchael | Apr 25, 2013 2:17:06 PM

  23. If you go on to their website, you can actually watch the "sermon" about gay marriage. It's nothing but a political statement disguised as religion. Statistics, polls, "minorities", legislature and all wrapped up under the church. Separation? How and why is this allowed? It's right there for everyone to see and hear. This tax exempt 'for profit' business is preaching ignorance and intolerance and doing so with terrorist tactics. It's really quite despicable.

    Posted by: GS | Apr 25, 2013 2:17:42 PM

  24. That would have been a great slogan for slave owners before the Civil War. Way to go, Xtian slime bags.

    Posted by: Artie_in_Lauderdale | Apr 25, 2013 2:29:26 PM

  25. I'm not anti-Christian, I'm just Pro Lion.

    Posted by: Dearcomrade | Apr 25, 2013 4:14:02 PM

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