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Louisville, Ky. - -

A new billboard targeting Louisville, Kentucky's, gay community is receiving a lot of negative feedback.

The billboard reads "Not everyone who is gay is happy. You have options," and was put up by Daniel Mingo with Abba's Delight.

Mingo says his sign was meant as an expression of love, but it has been met instead with expressions of anger.

Chris Hartman is the director of the Fairness Campaign and he says the organization needs to be shut down.

Mingo said, "This specifically targets people who have same sex attractions that are unwanted…It is not meant to target anyone who is happy being gay…Abba's Delight is a ministry that helps people of faith who are uncomfortable with their same sex attractions…Some of it you wouldn't be able to show on TV. The lighter side of it is that we have no business targeting gays…"

Mingo said he walked away from homosexuality twenty-one years ago because he knew "it wasn't in line with God's will for my life."

Hartman says this organization should be shut down. "To suggest that this organization is going to help someone is an exact obfuscation of the truth, it's the opposite; they're going to harm 90 percent of the people that walk in and out of their door."

Mingo says, "Who else to help someone walk out of something that they don't want to be in than someone else who has already walked that path?"

Abba's Delight says it aims to "cure" people from acting out their natural, same-sex desires.

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