Trending church signs serve comedy and controversy

Church signs had a Twitter moment this past week as tweets flowed in from around the country featuring church signs with clever sayings…and some that were more controversial than clever.

A church in Houston brought a little humor to drivers stuck in traffic with this sign last week:

But one church sign in Hood River, Oregon caused such a ruckus that some residents protested. The pastor declined to take the message down and responded to critics by saying it wasn’t meant to be offensive:

Things got so ugly, one Twitter user posted an image of the church sign next to the image of a billboard which stated “Jesus is Muslim.” The ad appeared to funded by a campaign called Ask a Muslim. The Twitter user also posted the Mayor’s phone number and told residents to give him a call to protest the double standard.

Fortunately, things weren’t all bad this week. One church fed hungry souls this message:

And here is a church that took on Twitter:

But when it comes to combining technology and wit, we have to give kudos to the metro area’s own Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church, which has gone digital and is therefore able to keep their most clever messages on continuous scroll. Here is what they had to offer seekers and passerby on Monday morning:

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Brian Kliemt
Brian Kliemt

I believe in God , but I don't belong to organized religion , because that's not God and man is corrupt as hell.

David Wakefield
David Wakefield

this shows the ignorance of christians ..Islam is nothing more than a reboot of the Jewish faith ...just like the christian faith is a reboot of the jewish faith .... and this is why i am not religious all three proclaim to religions of peace yet it was a jewish guy with a christian boss that created the most devastating weapon known to man .....

Rik Shaw
Rik Shaw

Well here we go again! Fact;Christianity was Constantine, Jesus never existed and Allah is HEBREW means to take an oath!if people take time and study their believes,they ll stop believing these LIES.do your research you'll see for yourself.

Kerry Hill
Kerry Hill

If anybody follows this pastor you stupid

Jacob Kirkland
Jacob Kirkland

It's hilarious how liberals try so hard to not offend the Muslim's,but their values are at total war with everything you liberals claim to believe in. Women's rights,gay rights, world peace. Look how Muslim's treat these groups of people and their beliefs in peace with non Muslim's.lol

Kerry Hill
Kerry Hill

You must don't know Muslims in America. I think you watch too much TV or listen to right wing radio bro

Issac Reid
Issac Reid

You really need to stop living a sheltered life. I am christian but every muslim i have personally met have been wonderful and friendly.

T.D. Wade
T.D. Wade

Kerry Hill Good point! The problem is that people do ot know anything about the Muslim religion except from the movies and also the media. If someone is from the Middle East and commit a terrorist act they blame it on an entire religion. When so called Christians Timothy McVeigh and Rudolph killed the people in Oklahoma they were just bombers. When the kid in Carolina shot up the church he was just disturbed and not even displayed as a racist. You can't label an entire religion on the acts of fools. There are hypocrites in every religion.

Jacob Kirkland
Jacob Kirkland

Kerry Hill you must don't read much yourself since you don't know basic English and grammar.

Jacob Kirkland
Jacob Kirkland

It's not a sheltered life,it's reality. Move to Saudia Arabia or Syria or Iran and then tell me all about how your wonderful new neighbors just love you for being Christian there.

Jacob Kirkland
Jacob Kirkland

Oooo,you have a thesis.well that,plus you actually spelling all your little words correctly is very,very impressive.lol you wish.I haven't made that since I was 17 because I'm not a democrat that expects everyone to give me more money and free welfare because I refuse to better my situation in life. And a little bit of advice,'prof thesis', the next time you try to belittle someone's point and tell them they aren't informed enough,make sure you speak at least with some level of understanding of the English language because no will take you seriously if you don't. Now don't let me keep you from your thesis. Lol

Ian DeLeon
Ian DeLeon

I'm liberal and I think both of them can and will go directly to to hell.

Kerry Hill
Kerry Hill

Jacob Kirkland when you grading my thesis then talk to me about grammar if not go put on a funny hat and make that 7.35

David Thead
David Thead

Jacob Kirkland... you're missing the point. The problem isn't the religion, it's non secular government. If we didn't have separation of church and state in the US, all those groups would be discriminated against here too since that's how the bible reads.

Jacob Kirkland
Jacob Kirkland

You're right.if America were ran completely by the Bible being gay would be outlawed and while a woman would have by far more freedom than what is permitted under Islam,she is still told to submit to her husband. I'm not arguing that. Did you even bother to read anything I said before commenting? Separation of church and state,I got it,agree with it. Doesn't change any of the facts you just completely ignored about Islam and how they treat gay's and women which liberals claim to be champions of,but never call out Islam for their awful treatment of these people.

Matt Scruggs
Matt Scruggs

Muslims are only "peaceful" when they are the minority.

Darren Serati
Darren Serati

T.D. Wade please don't lie to bash Christians. Timothy McVeigh was agnostic, not Christian.

Jenn Gardner
Jenn Gardner

Jacob Kirkland, tell you what. When I start seeing more Muslims than Christians over on the Target FB page, calling LGBT people whom I love "fairies', "queers", and "perverts", then you'll have a solid argument.

Alan Raymond
Alan Raymond

Once again, I'm thankful to be agnostic. #praisebe

Joshua Acreman
Joshua Acreman

I think it is distasteful to post such a thing on Israel's Independence Day.

Amir Ali
Amir Ali

I'm going to just stay humble and not respond to that ignorance

Daniel McDowell
Daniel McDowell

but its not true..abrahamic religions worship the same god

Al Effendi
Al Effendi

If you need to put down other faiths to lift up your own, you have no faith.

David Linder
David Linder

Go to the middle east and tell the muslims that.

Al Effendi
Al Effendi

Thanks for the red herring, racist.

Evan Henson
Evan Henson

But totally cool that boys were thrown off building tops for being gay in the Middle East yesterday.....you're right, David and US Christians are certainly the singular problem we should worry about lol.

Garrett Groff
Garrett Groff

Allah is Arabic for God. God isn't God? Cmon Christians you're stooping to a new low

Garrett Groff
Garrett Groff

I understand that. My comment was more along the lines of a Christian, muslim, and a jew living in Gaza all call their God allah

James Beck
James Beck

All the Abrahamic religions worship the same god.

Michael Cox
Michael Cox

Yes, Jews and Christians. Islam, is mistaken for a religion, when it is in fact a cult of death

James Beck
James Beck

Pretty much. When you are waiting for the end of the world so you can go off to heaven, it sounds pretty bad.

David Thead
David Thead

Jesus was an Iraqi Jew, everyone knows that. Or should...

Alan Raymond
Alan Raymond

I think it's more likely he was Dothraki.