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Texas church puts up love, sex billboard

Published On: Sep 04 2013 08:31:16 AM CDT
Updated On: Sep 04 2013 08:31:41 AM CDT

RICHMOND, Texas (AP) -

A billboard along a Houston-area highway carries a message to "Love Sex."
    
The billboard in Richmond advertises nondenominational River Pointe Church and a three-part series on healthy relationships.
    
The billboard says:  "You are invited to Love Sex." The sermons beginning this weekend will focus a biblical world view on love, sex, dating and marriage.
    
Church officials didn't immediately return messages for comment Wednesday. The church's website says the series does not intend to sensationalize sex but is meant to provide a "proactive and hopeful voice" for families and children.
    
Some drivers who've seen the billboard have wondered about the sign. Kimberly Marine told KHOU that when she realized a church was behind the message she thought it was "bold" to put on a billboard.