Church signs and marquees typically enrich the faithful with Bible verses and other encouraging messages, but one South Carolina house of worship has unveiled a comical and noteworthy sign to apparently try and court college football fans.
In the wake of an incredible upset victory earlier this week when Clemson downed Alabama 35-31 in the NCAA National Championship Game on a last second touchdown, Piedmont United Methodist Church in Piedmont, South Carolina, has a message for any fans who might have turned to the Almighty in search of some divine intervention during the game.
“If you made any promises on Clemson’s last drive, service starts at 10,” the sign reads. “#AllIn at 10:00.”
— Fred Cunningham (@fredontv) January 11, 2017
The message is a quip meant to play off of the notion that some Clemson fans possibly pledged to pray, go to church or do something to appease God if he intervened to help the team. Plus, #AllIn is the team’s slogan, as Mediaite noted.
So, the church put up the sign in an effort to piggyback off of the much-heralded moment Clemson secured its win. Charles Curtis of For the Win called the sign “a terrific use of Clemson’s last-second win over Alabama to get folks to come to church.”
As Faithwire previously reported, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney is an outspoken Christian and, earlier this week, we told you an intriguing story about how he once took on atheist activists — and won. Check it out.
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