Church Sign Epic Fails: “Festival of Tolerance” Edition

For some reason, I’ve happened on a particularly large number of church signs that point to, let’s say, the less tolerant side of faith. So why not put them all together into one Sunday “Special Edition?”

No, this is not from the 50s. Note the date: 2012.

Going to go out on a limb and guess Amendment 1 has something to do with marriage rights.

Nothing like brazen misogyny to grow a church.

Gotta give this guy props for actually standing next to his sign at least.

Kinda like this one.

Despite the haphazard word choice, I think I get the point.

Not specifically a message of intolerance, but it seemed to fit.

A nod to the Christian Cliches series. Two on one sign!

I would go to this church just to find out what the hell this means. And then head over to Hairicanes.

Pretty sure we’ve done both.

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About Christian Piatt

Christian Piatt is the creator and editor of BANNED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BIBLE and BANNED QUESTIONS ABOUT JESUS. He co-created and co-edits the “WTF: Where’s the Faith?” young adult series with Chalice Press, and he has a memoir on faith, family and parenting being published in early 2012 called PREGMANCY: A Dad, a Little Dude and a Due Date.

  • Tony

    Excellent, all :) Thanks for posting them. Sadly, the first casualty of an intolerant belief system is a lack of a sense of humour, so these people who wrote these signs will certainly not think them funny.

    While on the subject, I can still remember the hilarity when my school’s new Christian Union was naively named ‘Come Together’…….

  • http://revericatcheson.blogspot.com/ Rev. Eric Atcheson

    On the Center Pigeon sign–yes, Amendment One was the same-sex marriage ban that passed in North Carolina earlier this year.  It gathered even more national attention when Billy Graham came out in favor of the ban.  Marriage equality is going to be on Washington state’s ballot this November, I would imagine the bombastic church signs aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.

    This also reminds me that my church got rid of its movable type sign before I arrived, but we still have all the letters…there’s probably some sort of mischief I could cause with that… =)

  • Alphazulu99

    And then Jesus came upon his disciples and said, “Brethren, what’s this shit I’ve been hearing about me being a human sacrifice for your sins!!? What in the goddamn hell kind of Neanderthal bullshit is that!!? Blood sacrifice!!!??? Are you all fucking insane!!?
    What are we, living in goddamn Stone Age!!!??
    Listen brethren, you can take that ridiculous, pathetic, immoral, vile, wicked, evil, sadistic pile of Cro-Magnon donkey shit and shove it straight up thy fucking asses!!”–Jesus H. Christ, the Thinking Mans Gospel

  • http://redwoodr.tumblr.com Redwood Rhiadra

    “You can’t change the Constitution [...]”   Does this person even know what the word “Amendment” means?

  • John Small Berries

    Your first one cut off the highlight of the weekend: the “Sacred Christian Cross  Lighting Ceremony (Open to all white Christians)”.

    Though depending on whether the “lighting” involved electric lights or flames, it might have been the low point rather than the highlight.

  • The Lodger

    Noun1.buncombe – unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements) bunkum, guff, hogwash, rot, bunkdogshit, horseshit, Irish bull, bullshit, crap, shit, bull – obscene words for unacceptable behavior; “I put up with a lot of bullshit from that jerk”; “what he said was mostly bull”drivel, garbage – a worthless message(http://www.thefreedictionary.com/buncombe)
    Also, that other church sign seems to have misspelled “ALLAH” up top.

  • The Lodger

    Noun1.buncombe – unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements) bunkum, guff, hogwash, rot, bunkdogshit, horseshit, Irish bull, bullshit, crap, shit, bull – obscene words for unacceptable behavior; “I put up with a lot of bullshit from that jerk”; “what he said was mostly bull”drivel, garbage – a worthless message(http://www.thefreedictionary.com/buncombe)
    Also, that other church sign seems to have misspelled “ALLAH” up top.

  • unbeliever536

    That New Canaan sign is a specific message of intolerance; “free thinker” is a term commonly used self-referentially by atheists.


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