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Marriage sign in front of church prompts equality rally

October 23, 2018

WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) — A sign posted in front of a Rhode Island church ended up energizing others in the surrounding community to rally against the message.

The sign posted in front of Westerly’s Immaculate Conception Church read “God’s Marriage = 1 Man + 1 Woman,” and the sign was left up after a Saturday service. WJAR-TV reports that the sign prompted a large Sunday rally at Westerly’s Town Hall, with dozens of signs raised support of the LGBTQ community.

The rally was organized by Megan Toscano, who says it meant a lot to see people come out in support.

The church’s Monsignor Carlo Montecalvo says the sign wasn’t put up to offend anyone, but reflects the church’s teachings. The sign has since been taken down.

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Information from: WJAR-TV, http://www.turnto10.com

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