Steven Showers, who erected the 14-foot sign last August in front of his Newbury Park, Calif., home was recently convicted of eight misdemeanor zoning code violations for the display. He had until 5 p.m. on June 26 to comply with a judge's order to unplug the sign. But Showers, who describes himself as a Republican and a Christian, refused.
At a hearing at Ventura County Superior Court on Monday, Showers refused to sign an agreement to turn off the lights that would have kept him out of jail. Bail was set at $5,000, according to Ventura County Superior Court records, and Showers was remanded into custody of the Ventura County Jail. His next court date is scheduled for July 15.
Showers told the Ventura County Star last year that while researching the then-presumptive Republican presidential nominee, he was "stunned to find out that the Mormon religion is a white supremacist, anti-black, racist ideology."
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