It didn’t take long, huh? The 30-day “Would Jesus Discriminate” billboard and yardsign campaign by Jesus Metropolitan Community Church in Indianapolis  and Faith in America riled up the homophobes.

Bilerico reports that vandalism is rampant.

Two billboards were defaced. One had “LIE LIE LIE” spraypainted on it, while the other had the word “gay” excised out of “The early church welcomed a gay man. Acts 8:26-40.” The second sign has already been repaired. In both cases the vandals would have had to use extension ladders to reach the billboards. Both signs are located in very populated areas.

The church is also distributing thousands of yard signs with the campaign’s URL on it as the message – On at least four separate occasions, church members putting out the signs have been shadowed by individuals systematically removing the yard signs behind them in an effort to silence the church’s question.

Bil Browning of Bilerico noted: “…not only would Jesus discriminate apparently, he’d also tag your ass with graffiti and probably steal your shoes too.”

* New attention-grabbing billboard campaign fights religion-based bigotry

Pam Spaulding

Pam Spaulding