Church Attacked for Posting ‘America: Love It Or Leave It’ Sign


A church in Virginia has become the focus of liberal attack squads for posting a sign reading, “America: Love it or Leave it.”

Despite the left’s attacks, Pastor E. W. Lucas of Friendship Baptist Church in Appomattox, Virginia, says that the sign will not come down for now.

The pastor told WSNET TV that he wanted to “make some remarks regarding the situation in Washington.”

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Still, Lucas says that he has gotten some favorable comments, too.

“Since we’ve had favorable comments on it, I thought I’d just leave it a while,” Lucas said.

“I thought I was going to make some remarks regarding the situation in Washington,” Lucas added.

“It just came to me. I just said, ‘America, I love it. If you don’t love it, leave it,” he added.

Lucas said that hundreds of people told him they approve the slogan on the sign.

Lucas added that people need to be grateful for this great country.

“People that feel hard about our president and want to down the president and down the country and everything, they ought to go over there and live in these other countries for a little while,” he said.

The pastor also said that he understands a backlash is coming, but people have to stand by their ideals.

“Preachers, by and large, today, are afraid they’re gonna hurt somebody’s feelings, and when I get in the pulpit, I’m afraid I won’t hurt somebody’s feelings,” he said.

The pastor’s sign is, of course, a reaction to the recent kerfuffle kicked up by President Donald Trump for telling the socialsit “squad” to go to their home nations, fix the problems there, and then come back to the U.S. to show us how they did it.

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