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Protesters gather around house with anti-homosexual signs

Posted at 10:41 PM, May 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-08 00:03:51-04

TULSA, Okla. — A Tulsa community has ignited in disagreement over yard signs that denounce homosexuality.

Thursday, those in support of the LGBTQ community did a protest in front of the home with the anti-homosexuality yard signs.

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“Obviously, this individual has the right of free speech, and so do we," said Mark Pride, the protest organizer. "Jesus called us to love each other and love our neighbor and putting signs in your yard that are hateful and discriminatory is the opposite of that."

Christopher Jones and Terry Geasland, the gay couple that lives across the street, were happily surprised to see the group outside.

"Ever since the news story aired, we have been getting a lot of support from people all over the country, and it has been nice because God is for everyone and if God is love, what is this across the street," Chris Jones said. "This is about unity and mutual respect of others in Tulsa."

2 Works for You also spoke with the home owner who posted the anti-homosexual signs in his yard.

“Homosexuality brings all sorts of evil things with it," said Jon Bailey, the man who posted the signs in his yard. "They [the protesters] are bullying me because I am different. The more attention I get, the more I will put up. The more hate I get, the more I will push back.”

2 works for you did speak Jones, Geasland, and Bailey. Both parties said they were open to having a conversation.

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