A billboard in Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. adorned an image of former President Donald Trump in his iconic red tie, looking over a Bible Scripture, “unto us a Son is given and the government shall be upon his shoulders,” was dismantled after receiving complaints it was “blasphemous”.
This Bible verse refers to Isaiah 9:6, a prophecy about Jesus Christ.
The Washington Post’s political reporter Eugene Scott drew attention to the billboard by posting a photo of it on Twitter.
One commenter said,
“Uh… this is the most blasphemous and sacrilegious thing yet. Not to mention, that is not what Romans 8:17 says, not even close. Somebody needs to buy the religious right some Bibles. Stat. Where are the Gideons when you need them?”
Another chimed in, “This is a billboard for the anti-Christ. False God. Word to the far right, you are the deceived.”
The words “Joint Heirs,” is resting above the Scripture of Romans 8:17.
Romans 8:17: “Now if we are children, then we are heirs–heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. Now if we are children, then we are heirs–heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.”
Reagan Outdoor Advertising-Chattanooga removed the billboard.
“The billboard apparently wasn’t up for long, but it was up long enough last week to make more than a few people boiling mad,” Clint Cooper of the Free Press wrote. “Perhaps it made a few people happy, but we would submit they may be confused about their allegiances.”
“… The intimation that Trump, no matter what one thought of him or his administration, is akin to a messiah, the one prophesied in Isaiah or otherwise, is arrogant at best and blasphemous at worst,” Cooper added.
-CNJ Staff Reports