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Churches lighten up with signs

ST. LOUIS — Pastor Mike Butzberger insists he only had holiday spirit in mind when his Florida church’s marquee read: “Christmas — Easier to spell than Hanukkah.” But after a passer-by told him she found the message offensive and a local television station inquired about it, the Lighthouse Baptist Church preacher hustled to blunt any uproar by begrudgingly changing the sign to: “Jesus Loves You.”

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  • Headline: Churches lighten up with signs
  • Publication: Religion, Pages 14 on 12/28/2013
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