Remove Church Sign Calling for Death of Gay People


Target: Robert Lee, pastor of the Ten Commandments Church

Goal: Remove violently homophobic sign from church grounds that calls for the death of gay people.

Gay people are committing sin and deserve to die for it, according to a sign reportedly erected by Pastor Robert Lee outside the Ten Commandments Church in Milledgeville, Georgia. This kind of incitement to violence cannot be tolerated. Demand that this violently homophobic sign be removed at once.

The Ten Commandments Church has been known for years for its strictly anti-gay views, but its latest roadside sign has embroiled it in controversy once again. The sign, put in place by Pastor Lee, tells all those who have the misfortune of reading it that “homosexuality is a death worthy crime [sic].”

When confronted about his church sign’s content, Lee refused to give in. Instead, he dug deeper, saying that he was “merely quoting scripture” and referencing the ongoing struggle for marriage equality with “the institution of marriage was instituted by God and it should not be changed by people who deserve not to live.”

This kind of violent religious rhetoric is dangerous when members of the LGBT community are regularly subjected to harassment, discrimination, and violence just for being who they are. Sign the petition below to demand that Pastor Lee remove this hateful sign from his church at once.


Dear Pastor Lee,

I am writing you today regarding the sign you recently posted outside your church allegedly saying that gay people are committing a “death worthy crime.” This kind of rhetoric is hateful and fuels cycles of violence that leave LGBT people around the country hurt and killed just for being who they are.

You are entitled to your religious beliefs, but the right to freedom of religion and freedom of expression should ideally coincide with a hefty sense of responsibility. Effectively calling for the death of a certain community of Americans is dangerous, especially when that community is already extremely marginalized.

Gay people around the country are already subjected to undue harassment, violence, and sometimes death just because they are gay. Though this fact may not be objectionable to you given your apparent view of gay people, you must understand that such hate cannot be tolerated in a modern society.

Despite your seemingly sincere belief that you are speaking fundamental truths, it should be clear that your language is making many people uncomfortable at best, and fearful for their physical safety at worst. I demand that you remove this violent sign from your church at once.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. Stan Benton says:

    Just what we need, more “religious” sickos!

  2. Frances Calcraft says:

    Do you think you are judge, jury, and executioner?
    More violence has been committed in the name of religion than for any other reason, and you are trying to add to that statistic?

  3. christine says:

    Remember what Jesus said let him without sin cast the first stone. There is not a man alive that can cast the first to the pastor I would say the devil is manipulating your heart and creating a stronghold of are quoting scripture just like the devil tried with is no mans place to judge another.and let god deal with each one of us between him and are only suppose to deliver the good word cause even a gay man with a hood heart will be in heaven much faster than you .I pray god doesn’t cast you down like the accuser was.change your heart before it is to late.

  4. Sydney M says:

    Why not just send this “closet case” directly to Uganda … where his ugly views will fit right in ?!?!?!

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