Political yard signs aren't anything new, but some in the metro have people talking. They don't endorse any politician or political party, just the issues.
A group of volunteers within the Omaha Catholic community are putting up signs at all 158 churches in the Omaha Archdiocese. They also have 2,500 yard signs they've been giving out. The goal is to encourage Catholic voters to look at the issues and vote according to their beliefs.
“The Affordable Health Care Act certainly has provisions in it that would ask Catholic providers to provide contraception and sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs that we as employers, the Catholic Church employs a lot of people, we simply don't feel in good conscience we can provide those services morally,” said Father Ryan Lewis of St. Thomas More Catholic Church.
“That was kind of the call for let's get the word out for what our faith believes and that we are called to participate within the public and political processes,” said Spirit Catholic Radio Executive Director Jim Carroll.
Along with health care, the church wants voters to consider issues like gay marriage.