Church Billboard Features Lesbians Atop a Wedding Cake

St-Matthew-in-the-City is the Auckland, New Zealand church known for performing civil union ceremonies and putting up the best billboards ever.

They’re now pushing for a marriage equality bill to pass through Parliament and they’ve put up a new ad in its honor:

“It should be of no surprise that St Matthew’s with its long history of supporting the full inclusion of the LGBTQ community in both the church and society endorses the bill. Our question is why would any church not endorse two people making a loving commitment to each other?” Reverend Clay Nelson said.

It’s churches like this that make Christianity look good.

We must destroy them…

(Kidding. They’re awesome. More of this, please.)

(Thanks to Samuel for the link!)

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  • Erp

    They also supported an open letter signed by a large number of clergy of multiple denominations  supporting equal marriage and opposing  the Catholic Bishops open letter.

    http://stmatthews.org.nz/news.php?nid=260&sid=88

  • http://wordsideasandthings.blogspot.com/ Garren

    Amazing! *clap*

  • http://www.facebook.com/jadelackey Jade Lackey

    Love this! Makes me happy inside!

  • Piet

    Wow, this is so incredibly cool.

  • Tainda

    That’s great!

  • http://twitter.com/FelyxLeiter Felyx Leiter

    “Our question is why would any church not endorse two people making a loving commitment to each other?”

    Exactly.  Good on them.

  • onamission5

    “We don’t care who’s on top.”

    Yes, please, moar!

  • http://twitter.com/headphase Tim Brown

    So since this billboard is for gay rights, feminists aren’t going to get up in arms of how objectifying it is?

    • oli kenton

      Totally honest enquiry: How is it objectifying?

    • http://www.facebook.com/orhan.orgun Orhan Orgun

       I have a more obvious reason why they are unlikely ti get up in arms “of” how objectifying it is: it is not objectifying in any way.


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