Indiana Church Sign ‘Not Adam and Steve’ Offends Neighbors

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A sign outside a South Bend, Ind., church has sparked controversy with its perceived anti-gay message.

Christ Temple Apostolic Church put up a sign Thursday morning reading, "God said Adam and Eve … Not Adam and Steve," setting off debate in the neighborhood.

John Monahon, a neighbor of the church who identifies himself as bisexual, said he took great offense to the sign and its implications.

"I don't think it should just be Adam and Eve. I think it should be Adam and Steve, too," Monahon, 23, told TV station WSBT. "That sign right there really does make people hurt inside."

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34 COMMENTS

    • In reply to #1 by crookedshoes:

      How clever. Never heard that one before.

      Me neither. It is what passes for humour among the religious I believe. They make themselves laugh because nothing else will.

      I am starting to think there is a relationship between humour and right and left politics too. Ever heard a funny Republican comic or a funny Tory comic. I can only think of Kenny Everett, who loathed himself and his sexuality.

      Has anyone done any research on this? Most right wing politicians/religious extremists seem to have had a sense of humour bypass.

      • In reply to #8 by Aber ration:
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        I am starting to think there is a relationship between humour and right and left politics too. . . Has anyone done any research on this? . . .

        I remmeber an interview with Ken Dodd with him saying how wonderful Margartet Thatcher was. He was supposed to be a comedian, although I was never sure why people found him funny. I cannot think of many comics who are right wing.

    • In reply to #5 by Stuart Coyle:

      “It wasn’t Adam and Steve.”, it wasn’t even Adam. It was some unnamed female hominid and her partner(s).

      They were called Ugh and Grunt and hadn’t invented god yet. Then Grunt got a bit “Alpha Male” and wanted to take over the forest, so he frightened all the other little hominids into submission. When he shouted his name in anger it sounded more like Gudh.

      • In reply to #9 by Aber ration:

        In reply to #5 by Stuart Coyle:

        “It wasn’t Adam and Steve.”, it wasn’t even Adam. It was some unnamed female hominid and her partner(s).

        They were called Ugh and Grunt and hadn’t invented god yet. Then Grunt got a bit “Alpha Male” and wanted to take over the forest, so he frightened all the other…

        It was probably they who were made in the image of God. Humans evolved, God didn’t.

    • In reply to #7 by justinesaracen:

      Note to self. DO. NOT. READ. THE. ARTICLE’S. COMMENTS

      Too late for me… just shows that when it comes to prejudice, arrogance and ignorance, Christians top the league by a mile…

      But the comment on there about Richard Dawkins only being an atheist because his priest abused him is below the (bible) belt, even for Jesus lovers…

    • In reply to #7 by justinesaracen:

      Note to self. DO. NOT. READ. THE. ARTICLE’S. COMMENTS

      Agreed. Reading the comments on this site is long enough as it is and I don’t think I can live that long. Maybe that’s why RD stays away from this forum for the most part and hangs out on Twitter. Some of the comments are excellent but many are way too long. The 140 character limit on Twitter may seem restrictive to some but the advantage is that it forces you to be brief.

  1. Ah yes, they only support traditional biblical marriage in that church.
    According to their well worn thought for the day, the gold standard for biblical families is a guy who shacked up with a clone grafted from his own rib, spawning two male offspring.

    Giving that this foursome were the only people on the planet at that point (according to their myth) at least one of them would’ve had to shag his own mother to beget the grandkids. Not so much a genepool, more a genepuddle.
    But hey, at least it wasn’t Adam and Steve.

    When you’re in a hole, I find it best to stop digging.

    Betty Bowers neatly eviscerates the concept of ‘Biblical Marriage’ here…

  2. Hello!! God-delusions calling!!

    “God said Adam and Eve

    .. and as we know …..

    .. . .God, Adam and Eve are all fiction – none of whom actually said anything beyond their role as characters in bronze-age fairy stories for overgrown kids.

    … Not Adam and Steve,”

    .. While Adam and Steve are probably real human beings who are capable of having opinions!

    John Monahon, a neighbor of the church who identifies himself as bisexual, said “I don’t think it should just be Adam and Eve. I think it should be Adam and Steve, too,”

    ” Bugs Bunny said that that thieving little Peter Rabbit is not real ! !” (OOoooo! How offensive to believers and foraging rabbits! – I heard Daffy-Duck wanted to know who was responsible!)

  3. But Adam and Eve weren’t married were they? They lived in sin, had children out of wedlock and then (if we are all descended from them) their children embarked on incestuous relationships.

  4. Not very original but true. The bible does say Adam and Eve and not Adam and Steve. If you want to get rid of this thinking, get rid of the bible first. This is just a goofy way of pointing out what the bible says. At best, people in this neighbourhood will look at the church and think to themselves “this is no place for me”. Keep it up.

  5. All in favour of freedom of speech but I bet if I put up a sign outside my house saying God begat a personification of himself by raping a married virgin a) some cretin would get upset and call the police b) A bogey would come around and threaten to arrest me for inciting religious hatred c) I’d get done for not having planning permission.

    On the other hand a church can post any amount of preposterous trash and few bat an eyelid. Perhaps that’s a good thing if it shows how little attention people pay to them

  6. I’ve always been intrigued by the name “Steve” in general. It’s one of three male names in the English speaking world which popularity-wise, are always in the top twenty, that to the best of my knowledge, are not in the Bible (the other two being “Al” and “Ed”). I’ve often wondered if being born with that name played a significant role in causing Cat Stevens to go nuts, later in life.

    • In reply to #25 by IDLERACER:

      I’ve always been intrigued by the name “Steve” in general. It’s one of three male names in the English speaking world which popularity-wise, are always in the top twenty, that to the best of my knowledge, are not in the Bible (the other two being “Al” and “Ed”).

      I don’t know about “Al” and Ed”, but “Steve” is the nickname for “Stephen” (the proper way to spell it, though it works for “Steven” as well). Stephen is, in fact, mentioned in the good book in Acts 6:8. The whole story is presented HERE in graphic novel format.

      Steve (“Stephen”) ^_^

  7. Hang on, Eve was the first original sinner was she not, and we’ve all been paying for it ever since?

    Maybe Steve (no relation) wold have showed a bit more self-restraint and saved the whole world a load of trouble?

  8. The story in the Book of Genesis about the origin of the human race would be very odd indeed if it presented a scene in which offspring were not produced by the union of a man and a woman (whatever their names might have been). The writers of those stories knew of no other way (apart from sex with gods) of producing children. It has nothing to say about unions between Adam and Steve or Michael and Rudolph.

  9. What fun! Taking offence at this bit of nonsense is as silly as Mohammedans taking offence at a pineapple. Let it go. It’s an own-goal anyway.

    If God wanted people to take notice, he should perhaps have said ‘Adam and Eve and Steve.’ Or Adam and Eve and Mary. (While Steve watches.) That would fill the churches.

    He clearly had a crap marketing consultant!

  10. Were Adam and Eve married? I don’t even remember them having much sex; that certainly wasn’t what I understood as the moral of the story. I assume Christians chose this pair because there aren’t actually all that many 1 man – 1 woman pairs in the Bible to choose from, not particularly iconic anyway.

    “It’s Lot and his DAUGHTERS, not Lot and his… FATHERS?”

  11. Other options for church signs;

    “Open your mouth and I will fill it”

    “A loose tongue gets into tight places”

    “Easter comes once a year how often do you?”

    “The best way to the top is on your knees”

    “The best gift a mother ever gave was time spent on her knees”

    “In your right hand there are pleasures forever”

    https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&docid=9-F9nceOg5HPYM&tbnid=Ar-rC_xqbLk4ZM:&ved=0CAUQjRw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fimgur.com%2Fgallery%2FARS1aGd&ei=fiqBUqaGAuKW0AX9mYAI&bvm=bv.56146854,d.d2k&psig=AFQjCNEXyTl7y0wmduPy0GxZWSltBUHwTw&ust=1384283039370727

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