The diversity of religious beliefs and practices in the United States, especially the numerous denominations of Christianity, have made American churches unlike temples anywhere else in the world. While churches in Europe are world-famous for their history and architecture, many churches in the New World have become notorious for their witty, clever and funny front lawn signs.
It is a way for places of worship to appeal to a younger audience and perhaps enlarge their congregations. It is also a creative way of demonstrating that not all churches are dogmatic and traditional – many are attempting to catch up with a rapidly changing world and remain relevant in it. These humorous marquees are both a way of putting a smile on people’s faces, as well as enticing (non)believers to come inside.
And as with pretty much everything else, Twitter has caught up on the trend with users posting numerous pictures of sinfully hilarious church signs across North America. Check out the best fifteen.