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?

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  • Triple S

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

  • 1EqualityUSA

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

  • 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.

  • Kieran

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

  • TomMc

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

  • DickieJohnson

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

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