07 August 2015

Marriage Billboards Are Coming Soon

Marriage Billboard
Financial support has been pouring in to the Mennonite Christian owners of an Iowa wedding venue who previously refused to host a gay couple's wedding. After leftist media lambasted them for practicing their beliefs, Richard and Betty Odgaard are now hoping to take their fight against same-sex marriage nationwide.

The Odgaards, who owned and operated the Görtz Haus in Grimes, Iowa for 13 years, have established a charity called God’s Original Design Ministry, which aims to "advance Christian teachings, Biblical ordinances and natural laws as God intended," according to its website.

On behalf of that ministry, the Odgaards are planning to erect 1,000 anti-gay marriage billboards across the U.S., the first of which was reportedly erected outside of Durant, Oklahoma last month.

An image showing the purported billboard (pictured above) appeared on the group's Facebook page with these words:

"Billboard #1 went up July 24, 2015!! It's a 14'x48' lighted beauty located on US 69/75 greeting north bound traffic 5 miles south of Durant, OK.

This billboard is funded 100 percent by the your generous donations. One down and 999 to go for 1,000 points of light. Thank you and God bless!"
"We hope with the billboards, people will have drive time epiphanies and, in the privacy of their car, they will have time to think about this without anything else coming at them," Betty Odgaard told area news station Local 5.

"To us, marriage is a sacrament and a very important sacrament and over the years it has been defiled," she added.