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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A billboard in Charlotte is apologizing to gay people for North’s Carolina’s vote in support of Amendment One.

The billboard, funded by a California church, was put up along Billy Graham Parkway on Wednesday according to WSOC.

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 Charlotte Diocese told WSOC it does not support the billboard because they believe California church should not get involved.

Voters in North Carolina passed Amendment One during the May primary by a large margin, however voters in Mecklenburg County voted to oppose the amendment.

Alex Roller, the church’s Spiritual Formation Pastor, said the goal in putting out the message was to tell the LGBT community of North Carolina and like-minded straight allies there are people across the country that support them.

The billboard cost the church $3,000 for a month period.

Read more: WSOC