An Indiana church is feeling the real effects of homophobia. After the Remnant Fellowship Church in Auburn, Indiana posted an anti-LGBTQ statement on its sign, the church’s landlords evicted the Indiana church.
On June 26, the Remnant Fellowship Church posted the slogan “LGBTQ is a hate crime against God. Repent,” on their outdoor sign. (A smaller sign below ironically read “All are welcome.”) The sign proved controversial, and a protest was planned for July 1.
Indiana citizen Kristin Russell was upset. She wrote “It was unacceptable and needed to be changed, so I took matters into my own hands and did just that.” She changed the sign to read “Stay open minded,” though the sign had been changed back to the original message.
In a now-deleted Facebook post, the Indiana church cited 1 Corinthians 6, and said:
“Put this on church sign to reach a wicked and filthy generation. I pray God grant some repentance and life before the great Judgements about to be poured on this nation. Especially the young people who have been sold lies so long and are [fed] a flood of filth every day. Jesus can save the vilest of sinners, many of us were saved out of wicked lives. Nothing is to[o] hard for God.”
The post added, “Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the Kingdom of God,” the post continues. “And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.”
But now, not only is the Remnant Fellowship Church’s Facebook page gone, but the Indiana church itself is too. The building is now vacant and a church elder said the church was evicted. The Auburn, Indiana chapter of the Remnant Fellowship Church had only been founded in April. It is unknown if the church will re-open elsewhere.