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John 3:16 -- 86'd from Final 4

3/23/2009 10:21 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Some religious dude brought one of those "John 3:16" signs to the Siena vs. Ohio State NCAA Tournament basketball game the other night -- but as soon as he put the sign up, some random security guard rushed in for the steal and ripped it down.



FYI -- Siena happens to be a private Catholic school. Apparently Jesus isn't allowed to attend away games.

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goody    

1st

2009 days ago
2.

hahahaha!    

Good so sick of religious nut jobs trying to pimp thier beliefs on the general public... keep it home or in your damn church.

2009 days ago
3.

Christie    

What's a sporting without the usual John 3:16. Seriously, it's a tradition.

2009 days ago
4.

PEPSI Generation    

OR TMZ will cry

2009 days ago
5.

Monkeytrunks    

Why why why?
Why cant someone show their support for John 3:16 ?

Where are we all living?!

Why?????

2009 days ago
6.

Party 'till you die!    

These same religious nutjobs almost always say they keep their religion private, but when in reality, they try to shove it down everybody's throat! Religious people have given up on this world, as they see it as merely a dress rehearsal and most of them are willing to destroy this world just to prove their point!

2009 days ago
7.

south    

3 cheers for the security guard. Those people walking around with 3:16 signs scare the hell out of me.

2009 days ago
8.

tex    

If some yahoo can paint himself scarlett and grey and hold up a "Go Poisonous Nut" sign...then the dude should be able to wear a tasteful sweatshirt and hold his sign!! If they don't allow signs AT ALL...then sure...he should lose his religion...

2009 days ago
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squeakermama    

Yeah, that sign was trouble. Could have started a riot or something. Quick thinking.

2009 days ago
10.

Brandy    

Holding up a sign is hardly ramming religion down your throat. I am not religious but I think that this was wrong. Letting him hold it up is not that big of deal - or do we not celebrate religious freedom in this country anymore?

2009 days ago
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hahahaha!    

Oh please of COURSE it's shoving your religion down others throats.. why else are you doing it? No one cares what religion you are so you don't need to wave a sign around. These people are Jesus freaks who think they need to 'spread the truth' whether you 'believe it or not' .. scary mentality considering how many wars and murders are commited in the name of one religion or another.

2009 days ago
12.

Da Truth    

Talk about your Psalms, talk about John 3:16... Austin 3:16 says I just whooped your ass!"

2009 days ago
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Poisonous Nut in Ohio    

Why are people so afraid of words? Hey, I'm a OSU alumni and still live in Ohio, but I think the response was kinda over the top. If you check out John 3:16-which I did- it's all about God's love for mankind. I don't think believing that makes you a religious nut. Holding a sign isn't jamming it down anyone's throat. It's words people-not a gun! Now, being a Buckeye fan does make you a nut!

2009 days ago
14.

Barbi    

If he had been muslim no one would have touched his sign for fear of being politically incorrect. Yet they are the ones killing us because we don't hold to THEIR beliefs. Talk about ramming religion at you...

2009 days ago
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Jennifer    

DA TRUTH:
You took the words right out of my mouth.

But seriously. How is waving a paper sign "forcing religion down people's throats"? Seriously. I guess if he would have been waving a sign with a pentagram drawn on it that would have been o.k.-you know, since some people consider Satanism a religion, too.

2009 days ago
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