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Anglican Church Has A Message For Homophobic Christians: “Get Over It”

anglican-church-gay-signA Facebook post by the Anglican Parish of Gosford in Australia urging Christians to “get over” people being gay has gone viral.

Father Rod Bower posted the photo of the church’s sign which reads: “Dear Christians, Some people are gay — get over it. Love, God.” Within 24 hours, it had more than 100,000 hits.

“Normally one of my posts might get a few thousand views, but nothing like this,” Father Bower told the Daily Telegraph. “This has gone international now — there are people liking it all over the world and it is just a little sign in Gosford.”

Naturally, there have been a few negative comments but the feedback has been otherwise overwhelmingly positive.

“I have had a number of phone calls and ran into people who have said, ‘Good on you this is really great’,” he said, adding, “Marriage equality is a hot issue at the moment and it seems the church is struggling to get over this issue.”

Father Bower and his holy sense of humor have taken the form of other pithy proverbs, such as: “Dear Christians, I still love you in spite of what some of you say I did to my son. Love, God” and “Dear Christians, I don’t have a plan. Scary isn’t it? Love, God.” For Father Bower, it’s just a way of “reflecting on what the spirit of God might be saying in a modern world.”

Meanwhile, the spirit of God is a sassy little so-and-so, isn’t she?

By:           Les Fabian Brathwaite
On:           Aug 2, 2013
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  • 7 Comments
    • Triple S
      Triple S

      Good to see my Australia being put out there in this way. I never gave much thought to Gosford :P

      Aug 2, 2013 at 9:24 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 1EqualityUSA
      1EqualityUSA

      As long as there are hate dollars to be made off of our backs, bad people will continue to exploit this. Deep pockets.

      Aug 2, 2013 at 10:05 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • rocketdyke
      rocketdyke

      Not all church signs are real.

      This one was created at Ryland Sanders’ church sign creator site:

      http://www.says-it.com/churchsigns/sign07.php

      Aug 2, 2013 at 12:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hyhybt
      hyhybt

      Sure beats the only real church sign I’ve seen touching on the subject recently, which was of the “not Adam and Steve” variety.

      Aug 2, 2013 at 4:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kieran
      Kieran

      Let’s hope God sends the same message to Muslims, Jews and Mormons as well.

      Aug 3, 2013 at 2:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TomMc
      TomMc

      Thanks to the Parish of Gosford; at the very least you’ve renewed my faith in humanity.

      Aug 3, 2013 at 6:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DickieJohnson
      DickieJohnson

      How about “Jesus Didn’t Say One Word About Same-Sex Anything. READ THE GOSPELS.” on every church sign, EVERYWHERE???

      Aug 9, 2014 at 8:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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