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Church sign vandalized after controversial message offends some

Posted by wlpo on October 6, 2015

The debate over same-sex marriage has taken an ugly turn in Ottawa.

Last week, the sign out front of First Assembly of God Church in Ottawa read “Just because it’s legal, doesn’t make it right.” Not long after the message was displayed, Pastor Ron Johnson says someone vandalized the sign Friday night into Saturday morning. The vandalism done in marker included a pornographic symbol along with the peace sign, a heart and the message “hashtag pride.”

Johnson says the writing was done on both sides of their church sign and they did report it to police. He says the church’s message isn’t just about gay marriage but also issues like abortion and legalization of marijuana.

Johnson says the response to his church’s display has been mixed, but the majority seems to be in favor.

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