Church distances itself from controversial ‘Negro Project’ billboards

Posted at 7:53 PM, Sep 04, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-04 19:59:47-04

An update to a story CBS 6 reported yesterday about controversial billboards that popped up near Chamberlayne Avenue.

“We Need Your Help to RECLAIM Education and STOP The Negro Project!” the billboard reads.

CBS 6 senior reporter Wayne Covil found out the Virginia Christian Alliance, a pro-life organization, put up the billboards as a way to advertise an upcoming class.

The Chamberlayne Ave. church that agreed to house the Sept. 19 class has since decided the distance itself from the organization due to the wording of the billboard.

Today Eternity Church responded to the ‘Negro Project’ billboards.

Negro Project billboard

“Those organizations did not receive our permission to use our facility for their event,” said a representative. “Eternity Church is not affiliated with or responsible for the actions of either of those groups.”

“We strongly repudiate the language used in their billboards.“