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Auburn church that posted anti-LGBTQ sign evicted

A church staff member confirmed the eviction on the phone Saturday.

Posted: Jul 7, 2018 5:10 PM
Updated: Jul 7, 2018 10:54 PM

AUBURN, Ind. (WFFT)- An Auburn church that posted an anti-LGBTQ sign outside their building in June was evicted.

A Remnant Fellowship Church staff member confirmed the eviction on the phone Saturday.

Many community members said they should have seen it coming after posting the sign. 

"If you're going to post a sign like that, I would think you should expect to be evicted after something like that," said Erica Purdy. 

The sign Purdy is referring to read, "LGBTQ is a hate crime against God. Repent." It was later changed, but the church is locked, appears empty, and all the signs have been taken down. Their Facebook page was also taken down. 

And Purdy isn't surprised they've received backlash. 

"There's a lot of people that are okay with it and don't have a problem with the lesbian and gay community," she said. 

Emily Parks said the church being evicted will be better for the community. 

"Posting a sign like that in today's day and age is definitely going to stir up some trouble in the community," Parks said. 

But Roger McKean believes being gay is wrong and says the church should be allowed to stay. 

"I do not believe in gay. That's crazy. I think that will destroy this country," he said. 

The staff member did not say whether or not the church will reopen in a new location.

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