The Remnant Fellowship Church of Auburn, Indiana has been kicked out of its building after posting a sign in front that said “LGBTQ is a hate crime.”
NewsChannel 15 Indiana the sign sparked outrage among members of the community after many people drove by it., A statement from church elder Robert Sturges, said, “We’re trying to reach a certain group of people. They’re being told in our culture that homosexuality, transvestites, lesbianism and sexual immorality is ok. But the Bible clearly says that those who practice these things will not inherit the Kingdom of God. In fact, it warns them that the wrath of God will abide upon them. And in the judgment, they will be lost and they will be sent to hell forever. We believe that. That’s our faith.”
Sturges said he wants to remind people who talk about tolerance that his church believes the Bible and they are not afraid to stand firm in their beliefs.
“We do love them,” Sturges said. “But we want to warn them that they are headed toward a cliff and if they keep going that way, they’ll be destroyed. And that is what the sign is about.
An unnamed church member told Raw Story that the congregation has been “evicted” and that they are “looking for another building.”
After the sign caused so much controversy, Kristin Russell of Indiana University posted on her Facebook page that she went to the church and rearranged the letters to say, “Stay open minded,”
“It was unacceptable and needed to be changed, so I took matters into my own hands and did just that,” she said.