St. John's Anglican Church signboard sends message to anti-gay Christians (Credit: Reddit/Reebok)
Inspired by Australia's Gosford Anglican Church, St. John's Anglican Church has also posted a pro-gay message of its own that read, "Jesus had two dads and he turned out just fine!"
In a funny, albeit effective, statement, one church has sent a special message to all Christians who believe that homosexuality is a sin and therefore all gays were considered to be sinners. The photo of the church's signboard has gone viral online after a Reddit user posted it on Aug. 29. It has since been viewed by more than 774,000 people.
No other details were provided to explain the photo but St. John's Anglican Church signboard appears to be inspired by Gosford Anglican Church in Australia which had a similar sentiment on its signboard earlier in August.
The Australian church made headlines around the world when it posted a sign that said, "Dear Christians, some people are gay. Get over it, Love God."
Gosford Anglican Church signboard (Credit: Facebook
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Father Rod Bower, leader of the Godsford Anglican Church, posted his statement of equality online and the message has gone viral online since. The church leader is an active Facebook user and a longtime advocate of gay rights in Australia. He told the Daily Telegraph that when he found out the church's message went viral, he was pleasantly surprised.
Father Bower said marriage equality is a hot issue and thought the church as well as Christians, is still struggling to accept the reality. He said he was simply "reflecting on what the spirit of God might be saying in the modern world."
Australia has not yet legalised same-sex marriage unlike its neighbour, New Zealand. However, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has pledged to push the legalization of gay marriage in Australia should he win the elections on Sept. 7. Meanwhile, gay couples in Australia are flocking to New Zealand to finally get married since the country's Marriage Equality Bill has been passed into law.
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