One of Redemption World Outreach Center's billboard's signed by Satan. (May 8, 2012/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -
Some new billboards are getting some attention in the Upstate because they're notes written by Satan.
They tell people not to go to a specific church on Sunday. The signs read, "Please do not go to Redemption World Outreach Center this Sunday," and they're signed "Satan. "
We found out the billboards are sponsored by Redemption as a unique sort of advertisement.
Pastor Ron Carpenter said his 15,000-member church wants to expand, and they want to be edgy doing it. He said he got the idea from the God Speaks billboards seen throughout the country.
"I said, you know what, something that would be real interesting is to flip that around and turn it over from the other side," said Carpenter. "I said you know, I would want us to be a church that the enemy would never want us to come to, so please don't go to that church."
So far, the billboards are getting mixed reviews. People on the pastor's Facebook page think it's clever - even calling Satan "silly." Others we spoke with were uncomfortable with the reference.
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