A church billboard on display in Pennsylvania purports to share a message from God that is sure to raise some eyebrows.
The sign, which reads, “I love sex,” was posted Wednesday by Restored Church, a non-denominational house of worship in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
The quote, which is attributed to God, is being used to help promote the church’s three-part sermon series on the Old Testament book Song of Solomon that premieres in September.
Restored Church’s goal is to focus on sex as a healthy element of marriage and to remove any shame that some might associate with it.
“It’s in every single sitcom. It’s on the radio. I mean, you go on any major news media outlet and there’s stories about sexuality,” Pastor Dan Nichols, who hopes the billboard will attract new visitors to Restored Church, told WNEP-TV. “If the culture can be so bold, I think the church can be so bold and speak directly on the subject and be up front about it.”
Some, though, believe that the billboard crosses the line, with a few locals telling the outlet they found the church’s message strange.
But critique hasn’t forced preachers to back away from the billboard, with Pastor Tim Walker, another faith leader there, doubling down.
“It really doesn’t rattle us when we get negative feedback,” he told WNEP-TV. “We really put a lot of thought into this.”
The billboard will remain on display on route 309 for four weeks.
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(H/T: Christian Post)