Pastor Roger Byrd of Jonesville Church of God put the sign up which reads “Obama Osama humm are they brothers?”
Pastor Byrd says the sign is not meant to be racial or political but rather to make people think.Â “His name is so close to Osama I have a feeling he might be Islamic therefore he doesn’t recognize Christ,” Pastor Byrd said.
Barack attends Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago.
Eugunia Foster is offended by the church sign.Â “I’m embarrassed and hurt.Â I’m surprised a small town like Jonesville still has this separation.Â It is racial and hatred,” Foster said.
Pastor Byrd told News Channel 7 he would ask his congregation to vote on whether to keep the sign.Â They voted unanimously to keep the sign up Sunday night.
Jonesville Church of God does not have any African American members.