Church investigated for hate crime after putting up a poster about hell

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UK’s The Mirror is reporting that a Norfolk church is at the centre of a hate crime investigation after putting up a poster suggesting non-believers will burn in hell.

Police say Pastor John Rose agreed to take the sign down after being spoken to by officers.

A Norfolk Police spokesman said: “Norfolk Constabulary received a report regarding a poster outside a church which was deemed offensive by the complainant.

“National guidance required us to investigate the circumstances and the matter has been recorded as a hate incident.”

The Rev Simon Ward, of the Diocese of Norwich, said: “I guess they are trying to open a conversation and cause people to think.

“However, I think there are more positive conversations that you could have and more positive reasons for coming to church.”

Read More http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/norfolk-church-hate-crime-probe-3593791#ixzz33aAwdXAQ

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