Westside Christian Church in Roseburg, Oregon, changed the sign in front of its parish after some of its faithful believed the sign outside may have hinted at oral sex.
Take a look for yourself and see if you agree.
— The Oregonian (@Oregonian) September 21, 2018
FYI, the church has removed the sign stating they didn't realize “some” could take it as a sexual reference. You know the youth group was like “no one say anything”
— Ginger (@GingersSnapps) September 21, 2018
some? What does it reference?
— Pér Himself (@perhimself) September 21, 2018
The sign said:
“Forgiveness is to swallow when you want to spit.”
There is about zero chance this was 'unintentional'. None. https://t.co/BXobd4sTna
— Mark Edwards (@MarktheEdwards) September 21, 2018
For the record, I never want to spit.https://t.co/kf90FQeYd6
— Bullpup Rugger (@Moo__Moon) September 21, 2018
— Mark Lentz (@MarkDLentz) September 21, 2018
Got to give them credit for creativity.. haaa https://t.co/wZXnhxYtIj
— Nessa (@vanessaw1959) September 22, 2018
Senior Pastor Rick McMichael said that a group of volunteers came up with the inadvertently sexual message.
McMichael said to Oregon Live:
“Well, you have saliva, and a lot of times when you get annoyed, you spit at people.”
“You should just swallow it and get over it.”
“You should just swallow it and get over it.” https://t.co/jBmFpEdE5f
— North Avenue Trade School (@DrGeorgeBurdell) September 22, 2018
Nonsense, he knew it was a double entendre https://t.co/XPLomOWa4z
— WarpedChild (@WarpedChild) September 21, 2018
The fact that it made it to this point is astonishing.
— like the molecule (@peacix8e) September 21, 2018
Sometimes you can't make this up. https://t.co/hWPY8eeRAg
— Lewis (@Vegasseven) September 21, 2018
— Carlos Enrique Díaz. (@cArLoSeNrIQdIaZ) September 21, 2018
Lesson: always run your church sign ideas past a 14 year old. https://t.co/sek93mo7wo
— Christa Britton (@_ceeceetee_) September 22, 2018
“Thou Shalt Swallow”? According to Oregon Church, the Lord thinks “spitters are quitters” https://t.co/UXpeWt9YwX
— Jacy Alexander Patti (@MrJacyPatti) September 22, 2018
I can see the similarities. Also explains why I always liked swallowers
— Alan Scott (@AlanScottlvv) September 21, 2018
Omg Mitchell sent me a link to this! Now THIS is a church I would go to
— Mahaynga (@mahaynga) September 22, 2018
For the record, the church had no opinion on whether or not spitters were quitters.