Church strips saucy sign

A Brampton church has removed a sexually suggestive message from a sign in front of its building after a complaint from the public.

The sign in front of Heart Lake United Church on Sandalwood Parkway East usually has inspirational messages on it, according to resident Nicole Cedrone.

So as she drove home from the doctor’s office this week, she did a double take when she saw the most recent message: “Lying in bed shouting Oh God doesn’t constitute going to church.”

“I have to admit, it is funny, but it’s not appropriate for where it is,” Cedrone said. “I just think it’s offensive.”

She said she is glad her 11-year-old wasn’t in the car with her to ask, `Mom, what does that mean?'”

“If it was said at a party with adults, it’s funny, but our children are exposed to enough of this kind of thing.”

She called the church and her local councillor to complain.

A church official said they were unaware the sign would offend anyone.

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Toronto Star, Canada
Jan. 18, 2008
Pam Douglas

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