By Alan Frio
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV/CNN) - A pastor in Tennesee has created quite a buzz after putting a clever phrase on the church marquee. Now he's got people thinking about his words and whether there's a hidden meaning behind them.
St. Johns Methodist is at one busy intersection on Charlotte. When the light turns red and you're stopped, you can't help but see the church marquee, which says "Jesus had two dads and he turned out just fine."
Before you get ahead of yourself, listen to the meaning the pastor of the church is trying to get across.
"It's about children and people who grew up in homes, extended families, parts that are separated and having step dads," said Pastor Bill Campbell.
He feels Jesus is the perfect example for extended families, since he had two fathers.
"Theologically, Jesus is the son of god, but also the son of Joseph," he said.
But like anything, it's how you interrupt words. WSMV-TV showed shoppers at Nashville West the sign. Some had a nervous laugh, and left it at that.
One man saw the sign earlier as he drove by the church, and had some time to think about it.
"I read that, and I was thinking about that, and I looked at that and I asked my wife, I said, 'I wonder what that really means.' Does it mean literally, or does it mean what's happening today?" said
"I think the assumption is, that we are taking a stand on same sex marriage," said another man. "For me it's more about a concern of what do we do about families and a message to children."
These two young ladies couldn't agree more.
"I can't argue with that at all, ha ha ha. I think it's rather brave of them to put it, I'm not going to argue against it," they said.
Pastor Campbell never thought these ten words, would garner so much attention.
"I thought it was eye catching, didn't realize it was going to be that eye catching for a lot of people," he said.