Florida Pastor Stirring the Pot with Sign About Homosexuality

In a day and age where political correctness reigns supreme, the First Conservative Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida is now receiving plenty of criticism for a recently erected sign.

The sign reads, "Homosexuals must repent or go to hell." Pastor, Gene Youngblood, first set up the sign in May 2015. Now, there is social media outrage and online petitions asking Youngblood to remove the message.

He refused and created another sign that reads, "Homosexuality is a sin choice. It does not trump my bill of rights." In addition, Youngblood does not grant on-camera interviews. He told WTSP that he "doesn't want to be taken out of context." In early 2015, he did issue a three-page statement. He stated the sign was meant to save souls.

He also wrote to Jacksonville's WJXT, sharing "It is my sincere prayer that perhaps 'ONE' practicing homosexual will have read our sign and will REPENT before it is too late and they are cast into HELL. HELL is a real place and anyone not believing in the reality of HELL will not change the temperature of the FLAMES a single degree."

Marisol Riddell, who lives near the church, said "We have people from all walks of life. I've seen gay and lesbian couples walk up and down the road here and I would hope that they all feel comfortable and included. It does make me sad that sign is out there."

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