MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- St. Andrew A.M.E. church, in Memphis, is using state grants for a billboard campaign designed at preventing teen pregnancy.
The Rev. Kenneth Robinson told WMC-TV he anticipates a mixed reaction to the advertisements. Most promote abstinence, but one reads, "Don't make love without a glove."
Apart from being a pastor, Robinson serves as Chief Health Officer for the Memphis and Shelby County Health Department and is a former Tennessee Commissioner of Health.
His church has a long-standing program aimed at educating young women, but he says some members have been skeptical of the billboard campaign.
However, he said, teen pregnancy is a problem that must be addressed.
Information from: WMC-TV, http://www.wmctv.com/
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