A sign in front of the Taylor Road Baptist Church in Chesapeake, Virginia, reads: "Remember, Satan Was The First To Demand Equal Rights."
“When I drove by it, I wasn’t sure I read it right. So, I did a u-turn," resident Terri Young told WAVY (video below).
“What group are they talking about? Are they talking about the gay community? Are they talking about minorities? Are they talking about women?” Young added.
The sign references the Bible verse Isaiah 14:12-17. Part of the passage is supposed to be quoting Satan saying:
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I will ascend to the heavens; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of Mount Zaphon. I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.
Pastor Mel Kunkle would not appear on camera, but told WAVY that the sign is intended to make people think. He doesn't plan to take it down.