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  1. reflexblue

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    Well it was intended to provoke debate......


    BBC News - Unholy row over New Zealand Mary and Joseph billboard



    An unholy row has broken out in New Zealand over a church billboard aimed at "challenging stereotypes" about the birth of Jesus Christ.

    A dejected-looking Joseph lies in bed next to Mary under the caption, "Poor Joseph. God was a hard act to follow".

    St Matthew-in-the-City Church in Auckland, which erected the billboard, said it had intended to provoke debate.

    But the Catholic Church, among others, has condemned it as "inappropriate" and "disrespectful".

    Within hours of its unveiling, the billboard had been defaced with brown paint.

    The church's vicar, Archdeacon Glynn Cardy, said the aim of the billboard had been to lampoon the literal interpretation of the Christmas conception story.
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    That sign is an Epic Win! :singing:
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    I think it's tongue in cheek and complimentary to God, but then I'm a non believer.

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