Florida Church to Remove ‘Swallow or Spit’ Sign

No, this isn’t something out of The Onion, nor is it the unimaginative product of one of the many meme generators found on the ‘net.

More than likely thought up by a sweet little old lady with only the best of intentions, an inspirational in front of the Bella Villa Baptist Church of Edgewater, Florida, had inadvertently caused red faces and a vow to change the sign, posthaste.

As reported by the good folks at WKMG TV-10 of Orlando;

The sign outside the Bella Villa Baptist Church read: “Forgiveness is swallowing when you want to spit.”

Representatives from the church say the sign was “completely innocent” and was “intended as encouragement to forgive.” However, many interpreted the sign in a salacious manner.

A woman in the community posted the sign on Facebook, saying she did a U-turn to come back and take a photo. Many people commented with laughter, with another writing, “Don’t think they thought this through.”

The church said it intends to remove the forgiveness message after the controversy.

“We apologize if anyone was offended,” officials from the church wrote.