AUSSIE GAYS GIVE HOMOPHOBIC CHURCHMANSOME FREE "EXTERIOR" DESIGN ADVICE

From THE NEWCASTLE HERALD:

Wallsend Presbyterian Church was defaced last night in response to a message criticising same-sex marriage displayed on the building’s outside notice board. The church on Nelson Street had updated its message board last week to read "Even tradies know you need both male and female joints to make a marriage".

The front of the 1867 building, which recently received a $12,000 makeover, was defaced with messages such as ‘‘sexuality is not a choice’’ and ‘‘love thy neighbour not hate gays’’.

Reverend Dr Ian Copland (the author of the hate speech) said he has no regrets despite the outcome.

"This is not going to stop me," he said. "It only takes one or two cowards you can’t blame the whole homosexual community. That would be wrong."

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AUSSIE GAYS GIVE HOMOPHOBIC CHURCHMANSOME FREE "EXTERIOR" DESIGN ADVICE — 6 Comments

  1. It’s a British idiom only in the sense that Australia is still rightfully ours. It’s Aussie slang meaning tradesmen (such as electricians, carpenters etc.). My guess is that it also implies a certain lack of intelligence although I could be wrong about that).

  2. The evil arrogance that prevents Copland from seeing that the sign is offensive to tradies and LGBT folk is Gospel antithetic.

  3. Yes, KJ. To be honest I think he is in more danger from the local brickies than from the local gays who will no doubt restrict themselves to words alone.

  4. That Bruce is lucky his church didn’t get glitter-bombed back to the stone age. (Do you have any idea how hard that stuff is to get out of carpet?)

  5. Tradies: “Rough-trade ‘Ladies'”, per the Rev Dr Copland’s fantasies?

    Phobes are SO kinky, they make ME blush…