Monday, August 3, 2015

Iowans plan 1,000 anti-gay marriage billboards

THE DES MOINES REGISTER
By Kevin Hardy
The first billboard, a 14-foot by 48-foot black-and-white sign, went up outside of Durant, Okla., in late July. On Facebook, the group said the billboard was "funded 100 percent by your generous donations."
IOWA---After months of controversy, the Gortz Haus closed its doors last week in the wake of declining revenue — first, for its refusal to host gay weddings, then for discontinuing its wedding business altogether. Though the Grimes bistro, art gallery and venue is no longer open, owners Richard and Betty Odgaard have no plans to put aside their religious campaign against same-sex marriage. On the Facebook page for their ministry, God's Original Design Ministry, the Odgaard's say they plan to erect 1,000 billboards advertising their belief in upholding "traditional" marriage between one man and one woman. [link]