Now they’re complaing about a church!

I’m used to Family First complaining about all my favourite films, shows and TV shows. The intensity of their complaints about a show tends to be an excellent indicator of how much I will enjoy it.

But now they have complained about a church billboard!!

Family First NZ labelled the billboard to be put up by St Matthew-in-the-City Church as insensitive and objectionable to many people. The billboard ..was intended to challenge stereotypes about the way that Jesus was conceived and get people talking about the Christmas story, the church said. Archdeacon Glynn Cardy said it had already generated plenty of discussion in its conception phase.

But Family First national director Bob McCoskrie describes the church’s plan as irresponsible. “The church can have its debate on the virgin birth and its spiritual significance inside the church building, but to confront children and families with the concept as a street billboard is completely irresponsible and unnecessary,” he said.

The billboard is funny and harmless in my opinion.


Photo from Stuff.

Now if the billboard showed Joseph ravishing Mary, then I think there could be grounds for complaint, but I think it us rather cute.

And all things considered, you do have to wonder how it was for Joseph. I mean if God gets your wife pregnant, that is going to lead to performance anxiety.

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