Signs on Georgia church offend many

April 28, 2010 at 7:44 PM
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ATLANTA, April 28 (UPI) -- Some residents of a Georgia town say controversial messages about Islam and President Obama posted by a pastor on a local church marquee are offensive.

One recent posting in front of the Faith Baptist Church in Primrose, Ga., read "Islam will take you to Hell," WGCL-TV, Atlanta, reported Wednesday.

Another message read, "Every time Obama wins, America loses, pray for our perverted president," WGCL said.

Pastor Billy Ball, author of the messages, says he put the messages there because they are his beliefs and he wants the attention. He doesn't worry about offending people, he said.

"I think there are three categories of people in America right now that get a break, the homosexuals … the Nation of Islam and the illegal Mexicans," said Ball.

Mohammad Ashfakul Monir, the Muslim owner of a gas station across the street from the church, said he finds the sign offensive.

Many Primrose residents agree.

Travis Johnson says he dreads passing the sign with his wife and children on the way to their church, just down the block from Faith Baptist.

"Reading that every Sunday, especially about our country and our president, it's just -- you know -- I wish there was another route I can take," said Johnson.

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