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Del. church draws protest for sign opposing same-sex marriage

Saturday, April 27, 2013
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BEAR, Del. — A sign at a Delaware church opposing same-sex marriage has been drawing national attention online.

The News Journal reports the sign outside Glasgow Church in New Castle County, Del., featured a play on the equal sign that’s become popular on social media to show support for same-sex marriage.

Glasgow Church in Bear, Del.

The church sign included a cross, then a “greater than” sign, followed by the equal sign.

A picture of the sign posted on Twitter drew attention from bloggers and thousands of comments.

Senior Pastor Chuck Betters says the church’s intended message was that “the cross of Jesus Christ is greater than any ideology.”

But he says it was misinterpreted as a political statement against gay people. He removed the sign in a day and called it a mistake.

Last week, the Delaware House of Representatives approved a bill to legalize same-sex marriage. The measure, introduced less than two weeks ago, and a little more than a year after Delaware first began recognizing same-sex civil unions, now heads to the state Senate.

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