Gay marriage billboard erected at church
Wed, 29 Aug 2012 12:11p.m.
By 3 News online staff
Auckland church St-Matthew-in-the-City is erecting a new billboard which tackles the marriage equality issue currently being debated by politicians and the public.
The billboard depicts a wedding cake with two women on top, in place of the traditional figurines of a man and a woman.
Text on the cake’s side indicates support for the proposed change in marriage legislation, reading: “We don’t care who’s on top.”
It’s the latest in a series of topical, and at times controversial, billboards featured outside the central city church.
In March, for Easter, the church unveiled a billboard showing a Facebook photo of the Crucifixion, “liked” by Judas Iscariot.
Another billboard, showing the Virgin Mary shocked at a positive pregnancy test, was erected at Christmas last year.
The Marriage Amendment Bill, submitted by Labour MP Louisa Wall, faces its first reading in Parliament today.
If passed into law it will allow same-sex couples to marry with the same rights as heterosexual couples.
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16/09/2012 1:38:51 p.m.
Simone H wrote:
Jesse, you do remember that Nazi anti-Semitism was similarly based on biblical proof texts and so was South African apartheid? I am a Christian and I think that homophobic proof texts are in the same category of perversion of Scripture.
31/08/2012 5:55:31 p.m.
You do realize the passage you quoted is talking about food dont you?
Paul also says this
In I Corinthians 2:15 Paul says, "But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man."
If your comment is implying that we are not to judge whether homosexual activity is wrong or not as Christians, i suggest you read what the bible actually has to say about the issue, that is nothing positive.
Homosexuality is condemned in the bible.
30/08/2012 8:41:39 p.m.
Do Not Pass Judgment on One Another
14 As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. 2 One person believes he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables. 3 Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him. 4 Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand.
29/08/2012 9:54:20 p.m.
you know, discrimination is anti-moral.
yet the bible is not only full of that, but genocide as well.
is that where you get your idea of morals from, MJ?
and what does the bible say about what constitutes marriage? well, one part of it says one man and one woman, others that it can be a man and his 700 slave wives. or a rapist and her victim...
what's happening with this vote is a GOOD thing. it extends more rights to more people, it removes discrimination. surely you're old enough to at least heard of the civil rights movement, yes?
29/08/2012 6:54:37 p.m.
This church is more corrupted than i thought, i have more respect for people who straight up say they dont believe the bible, rather than people who change what the bible says to suit their own sinful desires.
Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.
29/08/2012 4:59:44 p.m.
They really like to stir the pot ar St. Matt's, don't they. No doubt the nutter brigade will be out to deface it ASAP.
29/08/2012 2:30:09 p.m.
The end times are depicted by the wicked denouncing god and morals are eroded away, guess we are nearing closer to that time particularly in NZ and that so called church is another prime example.
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