Gay Star News reports that a Mexican church and local mayor have erected an anti-gay marriage billboard which cites the infamous Bible passage that calls for sinners to be executed.
The billboard appeared in Tuxtla Gutierrez, the capital of Chiapas state in South East Mexico and images of it began to spread of social media earlier this month. One of the logos on the billboard is of Chilo mayor Leonardo Rafael Aguilar Guiraro’s Chiapas Green Foundation and the billboard also bears the website address of the Espiranza Segura Jesus Christ church headed by Pastor Joshua Perez. Discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation is banned in Mexico and there have been calls for the billboard to be removed. The legislation covers “offending, ridiculing or promoting violence through messages and images displayed in communications media,” and ‘incitement to hatred, violence, rejection, ridicule, defamation, slander, persecution or exclusion.
Same-sex marriage is legal in Mexico City and in the state of Quintana Roo. All 31 Mexican states recognize same-sex marriages conducted anywhere in the nation.