ChristianPost — A gay artist who claims to be Christian was arrested this week after painting “Tastes Like Hate” on the wall of a Southern California Chick-fil-A restaurant.
Manuel Castro, 30, had stepped forward last week as the one responsible for the vandalism which included a painting of Chick-fil-A’s signature cow. The message was painted on the eve of last Friday’s “National Same-Sex Kiss Day” which was organized in response to Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy’s recent remarks in support of traditional marriage.
Castro told The Huffington Post that he was against what the fast-food chain stood for and that his vandalism was nothing more than “paint on a wall.”
“It got removed in less than an hour. It’s not that much of a crime – it’s a protest,” he told the publication, adding that his message was not born out of hate but rather out of frustration.
“It was meant to further a discussion about tolerance and acceptance. My Facebook wall was simply not large enough to do this,” he added. “Contrary to popular belief, I am a proud Christian and I wholly subscribe to the verse: ‘Let he who is without sin, cast the first stone.’
“I didn’t use violence. I used paint.”Continue Reading on www.christianpost.com