I-25 drivers get worked up over this sign

I-25 drivers get worked up over this sign

Highway to heaven: Maybe that new CDOT app could even include interesting roadside attractions along the way. Because if I-70 heading into the mountains is CDOT's most notorious stretch of highway, I-25 on the northern edge of Colorado Springs is certainly its most heavenly. After all, this piece of interstate even has its own exit dedicated to Focus on the Family.

And with a definite sense of irony, the stretches of highway just north of that exit (heading southbound) and just south of that exit (heading north) have been adopted by the Gill Foundation's Gay & Lesbian Fund, under the CDOT program that allows private businesses to keep things clean. But that program hasn't been entirely successful here: The Gill sign on the west side has been vandalized twice since this part of I-25 was adopted in July 2010 — once this past March (with white paint), and again in July (with red). After that, the sign was taken down — and its replacement didn't arrive until conveniently after the Pro Cycling Challenge had kicked off in Colorado Springs.

Heaven help us!

 
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Bonnie Rose
Bonnie Rose

Seems like an unchristian thing to do, ruining someone elses property. Glad we have another new sign to keep FOTF in a flap. God is coming, look busy y'all.................

Fprice
Fprice

Christians are all for community service and we don't all just do what some pastor on TV tells us. We actually read the Bible and try to live by God's word as best we can. Just because someones a Christian does not automatically make them perfect. We are all sinners, NO ONE is better than the next person and in God's eyes sin is sin. It's all still sin. We don't believe it's okay to be gay or lesbian because that goes against God's plan. We don't hate the individuals -We dislike the action or behavior. We disagree with abortion which is terminating a pregnancy. Which means ending a life. God is the only being that has the right to create and take away life. People today try to rationalize everything they do so they feel better about themselves. What happened to morals? and doing the right thing? not only that but not thinking about ourselves all the time, thinking of others, giving unselfishly to someone who has less without expecting anything in return. Everyone today is "What's in it for me? What about me?" and money is the most important thing. I need more money so I can buy a nicer car, a bigger house, a better tv, awesome purse and we are n e v e r satisfied. Ugh! So many shallow, self centered, self serving people. Don't get me wrong though being a nice or a good person does not make you a Christian. It's not enough to get you into Heaven. You have to study his word, understand it, share it (don't breach) with others, believe that he made the ultimate sacrifice for us by sending his son to take on our sin and dying for us. It's real, it happened. Try reading a bible, I dare you to prove it wrong! God Bless you!

PiedType
PiedType

The members of the Gay & Lesbian Fund are doing a community service, and even that is too much for the bigots. Pathetic.

Donkey Hotay
Donkey Hotay

Why can't FOTF simply "pray the gays away" ?

Their god not listening to their hateful bigotry anymore ?

Zuluecho04
Zuluecho04

This sign puts a smile on my face every time I drive by it - the placement is priceless, even if it does get defaced from time to time. I actually wish it were a bit bigger.

MikeinSanJose
MikeinSanJose

Christian criminals defacing state property... And I'll bet they don't even know why, except that some hysterical rant from a tv talking head or a cross dresser in a pulpit told them to.

Jesus "Love your neighbor as yourself" Christ would be so proud.

SnowShoeJoe
SnowShoeJoe

Angry bigots. The scum are out there. Not gay myself, but I think humanity is lucky to have them with us. So often a special brilliance, makes me think a gay hunter or lesbian potter invented the wheel. Gay seems a natural variation and I see nothing 'wrong' with you. Okay, some of the guys in the San'Frisco parade are way too different from me, but no fear...

I'd recommend 1/4" of paint resistant Lexan formed around both sides, made seamless and extending into the ground. A truck could still break it, but the truck will be sorry.

Humanity is still crawling up from it's primitive past. I think gay people demanding equality is helping. Most young people have learned it isn't something to bash their friends about.

Hey, bigoted dolts: Nobody is making you hang out with people different from you. If you didn't know, for the bright, it's more interesting than scary. A different sense of humor makes for more laughs. If you think something like orientation or a few more genes for everyone's common skin pigment is a reason to hate, you love being an ignorant part of the problem on this planet.

KVN
KVN

Interesting story. If there was ever a story about the billboard -- giant and impossible to miss -- that insulted me for a year, I sure didn't see it: a Coors ad featured two like-dressed girls in tight haltertops with a man in between and the comment, "Thank goodness for twins." YUCK! Gay and Lesbian fund: offers supporting LGBT environment and community support; Coors: falsely promises more girls if you get really drunk. Really, the 'clean Colorado' sign is a problem?

Cory Casciato
Cory Casciato

I'd love to read the story on this page, if only that HORRIBLE FUCKING ADVIL AD wasn't blocking it.

FnyGuy
FnyGuy

That's what she said.

SnowShoeJoe
SnowShoeJoe

Funny comparison, good point. I like the clean Colorado sign. As a straight 50-ish guy, even I was a bit appalled by that one from Coors. But I'm still liking the one where a guy hands the girl a Corona and her clothes disappear. ( shazam - she's in a bathing suit.) So Clever. And the stuff primes idiots to deface signs.

 
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