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Elderly Christian still being harassed for billboard by ‘moaning and groaning’ LGBT activists

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PETROLIA, Ontario, September 6, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — Homosexual activists are still calling and harassing an 81-year-old Ontario man even though his Christian-themed billboard they deemed offensive has been down for more than a week.  

"They call up, moaning and groaning and pretending they're doing it with sheep and goats," said Ralph Baker in an interview Thursday. "It's who they are."

After coughing up close to $10,000 for his billboard, placed in a farmer's field at an intersection about 16 miles north of Chatham-Kent, in late August, the elderly Christian began receiving threats of violence and expletive-laced calls from LGBT activists.

They were upset over the messages on his billboard. These included: God says no to homosexuality & abortion; Bibles back in schools; Let the Bible be your teacher; Marijuana or peace with God, and A ship without a rudder is tossed to & fro.

At the bottom of the billboard was Baker's phone number: 519-882-2187.

"I thought I knew all the swear words, but this was a learning experience. I wasn't even close to all the swear words and anger that came from the homosexual community," said Baker a few days after taking his billboard down on August 27. "It's been terrible."

The messages on Baker's billboard are all based on mainstream Christian teaching. The Catechism of the Catholic Church clearly states that "homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered" and "contrary to the natural law." Other denominations recognize the immorality of homosexual activity, too, as do other major religions like Islam and orthodox Judaism.

Christians also oppose abortion because of the Bible’s prohibition on murder. Abortion kills a whole, distinct, living human being.

The billboard is gone now but that hasn't stopped the harassing calls from LGBT activists.

"It's been crazy," said Baker. "They still have to bug me...It's the same as being on the frontlines of a war."

Despite those phone calls, though, the elderly Christian is showing no signs of giving up on spreading the Word.

"The peace that I have from the Holy Spirit is far beyond people's conception," he said. "I have reached the point where God + 1 = the majority and the rest of the world does not matter."

With the help of one of his 14 grandchildren, a youth minister in Windsor, Baker is hoping to launch a program to bring young people to Christ.

"If we can start some kind of revival with kids, that would be my goal," said Baker. "Kids can be very powerful."

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