Ohio church's take on song not a hit with all

BLACKLICK, Ohio (AP) - A church in the Columbus, Ohio, area is
turning heads with its public spin on the pop song "I Kissed a

A sign outside Havens Corners Church in suburban Blacklick has
the lyrics from the song's chorus, "I kissed a girl and I liked
it" -- and adds, "Then I went to hell."

Singer Katy Perry topped the charts earlier this summer with the
song, about a girl kissing another girl.

Church pastor Reverend Dave Allison says the Bible is clear that
homosexuality is a sin, so the sign is intended as a loving warning
to teens.

He says it has confused some people who either don't know the
song or don't understand the message.

Director Lynne Bowman with the gay rights group Equality Ohio
says what the sign means to her is that the church isn't very

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