Ferndale Church Sign Vandalism follows heels of Gay Pride March – Redheaded Blackbelt
Between 60 and 100 people demonstrated in Ferndale yesterday to assert the rights of LGBTQ people after the Lutheran Church in St. Mark’s published “” Hurt by LGBTQ Culture? Healing Here ”earlier this week. Although peaceful protesters chanted various slogans such as ‘God is love’ as they walked through town this morning, residents of Ferndale discovered that someone had vandalized the church sign with black letters. proclaiming “Hate and hypocrisy !!
Yesterday’s walk through town, however, seemed peaceful. When protesters gathered at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, pastor Reverend Tyrel Bramwell told them that Jesus had died on the cross for them.
“I am the first among sinners,” he said. “And as a sinner, I want to help other sinners. Like all Christians. Brothers and sisters, we ask you to take your heart and remove the hatred from it. It’s not meant to be hateful. The agitators have stirred up hatred in your heart.
For their part, the crowd of demonstrators chanted: “Love is love” and “God is love”.
Below, photos of the event.
Earlier: Several anti LGBTQ acts in Humboldt County sparked two colorful responses – one yesterday in Arcata and one today in Ferndale