Two billboard companies in Utah have declined requests to erect “God Loves Gays” signs in order to “avoid controversy”
The “God Loves Gays” billboards are part of a national campaign that recently saw a similar massive display in Topeka, Kansas, the hometown of the Westboro Baptist Church.
Reagan Outdoor Advertising and YESCO said they rejected the ads because of the sensitive nature of issues around religion and LGBT rights.
Dewey Reagan, president and general manager of Reagan Outdoor Advertising, said the decision does not reflect the company’s position on the topic:
“It was a business decision based on structural realities of our business. We don’t actually own the majority of the land underneath the signs where our billboards are located. They are there pursuant to land lease agreements and some of those specifically prohibit display of ad copy that is controversial.”
In a written statement, YESCO said:
“As a privately owned company, YESCO carefully evaluates all requests for advertising placement. We avoid accepting advertisements that are interpreted as advancing sensitive religious, social, or political interests.”
The Almighty has since weighed in on the issue and questioned why his opinion is being stifled:
Watch god explain the "God Loves Gays" campaign and why the Westboro Baptitst Church is misrepresenting him, AFTER THE JUMP…