'I'm sorry' says Charlotte billboard to NC gay people

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. —

A new billboard has been raised in Charlotte apologizing to gay people for North's Carolina's vote in support of Amendment One.

The billboard was funded by a California church and went up on Billy Graham Parkway on Wednesday.

The billboard reads, "Missiongathering Christian Church is sorry for the narrow-minded, judgmental, deceptive, manipulative actions of those who DENIED rights and equality TO so many in the Name of God."

The message has received a lot of responses from people on both sides of Amendment One.

The Charlotte Diocese said it doesn’t like the billboard, because it doesn't think the California church should get involved.

Ralph Belk with the Mecklenburg County Democratic Party supports the billboard.

"We were very much against the amendment and felt like it was an attack on civil rights," said Belk.  "Anyone who's willing to help us continue that conversation and show that there is support still for civil rights I'm in favor of that."

Channel 9 received hundreds of comments on Facebook from people on both sides.

Cameron Gainey posted, “America has almost morals ... marriage between gay people should be allowed.”

Brenda King said, “Take care of your HUMONGOUS problems and stay out of North Carolina!!”

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