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Church sign about ‘legalizing sin’ draws controversy

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SEMINOLE, Okla. - A controversial church sign about "legalizing sin" is the talk of one Oklahoma town.

One person says they feel the sign seems to be about recent marriage laws in Oklahoma.

However, others in the community interpreted it differently.

“I really don't know what that pertains to," Rodney, a Seminole resident, said.

The sign is posted on the wall of the Amazing Grace Pentecostal Church along Highway 99.

The sign reads, “Government making sin legal does not make it right.”

Just below the marquee, someone has posted a sign in protest, saying “Jesus Loves All.”

Another part of that sign reads, “You may not be welcome in this hateful church, but you are welcome in this community. You are important. You are loved.”

Opinions in the town vary when it comes to what the sign means.

“'Government making sin legal does not make it right.' It don't make it right. I don't think it do,” Kay Daniels, who lives near Seminole, said.

“I don't think it's right. No one should judge and they should really take it down,” Crystal Plumlee, another resident, said.

We tried to find someone from the church who could explain the meaning of the sign, but no one was there.

Turns out, while many in the community don't like the sign, some are just confused about which sin the sign is referring to.

“What I think they're doing is talking about the legalization of marijuana,” Rodney said.

“I don't know, but I don't see nothing wrong with it,” Kay said.

Our crews have tried multiple ways to contact someone with the church, but so far, we have not heard back. We will keep you updated if we get clarification.

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