A San Diego church took out a billboard that reads, “Radically Inclusive: God takes pride in you, so do we!”  Missiongathering Christian Church, a self-proclaimed “radically inclusive” Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), bought a billboard above a popular gay bar in Hillcrest, reports say.  The church says they purchased this billboard because it’s located along the route of the San Diego LGBT+ Pride Parade.

The church hopes that people participating in the July 14 parade, which church members will be participating in, will see their church’s message and feel welcomed.  “For far too long, Christians have been known for who we are against,” Brandon Robertson, a pastor at Missiongathering, tells Fox 5. “We’re afraid of difference. We only desire to make the world conform to our image of what is right and good.” Missiongathering believes that “God’s creativity [is] expressed in various races, sexual orientations, gender identities, socioeconomic statuses, faiths and backgrounds,” READ MORE