Church Auctions Off Gay Baby Jesus Billboard, Hilariously Responding to Comments Along the Way

You may remember the wonderful billboard put up by St-Matthew-in-the-City church based in Auckland, New Zealand last winter:

It was their way of supporting LGBT rights and it was as controversial as you might expect.

I bring it up because the church is currently selling the billboard at an online auction website (current winning bid: $666.00) and the best part is that they’re responding to the comments people are leaving…

The auction closes on Monday… still plenty of time to ask your questions :)

(Thanks to Sam for the link!)

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  • Kevin_Of_Bangor

    How old is little baby Jesus in the picture? He looks so happy, why does my little baby not look this happy and wave his little happy hands? f*****3 (28 ) 7:55 pm, Thu 4 Apr

    Maybe he is straight 7:58 pm, Thu 4 Apr

    Awesome reply!

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  • ElizabethS

    This is a church I could get behind! I love this.

  • Miss_Beara

    It is amusing how the second comment is complaining that he is projecting his own ideas into the “Supreme Being” when Christians and other religious folks do it ALL THE TIME!

  • Alice

    “Why does my little baby not look this happy and wave his little happy hands? f*****3″

    Yeah, well, can you really blame him?

  • Bill

    “When man starts projecting his own ideas onto the Supreme Person…”

    That’s when my irony meter exploded.

  • TnkAgn

    Like the bumper sticker says: “I’m a Creationist. I believe man created God.”

  • Rain

    When man starts projecting his own ideas onto the Supreme Person, then one can understand that that person is very very far away from God.

    Oh yeah. I just love religious bafflegab word salad. Great way to start the morning.

  • Rain

    If such persons are simply used to project our own misconceptions rather than humbly accepting our own shortcomings, then how can one expect to win Their favour?

    I don’t know. I don’t understand what the hell you’re talking about. Don’t watch this or you will become gay:

  • trj

    It’d actually be a shame if someone were to bid higher.

  • Willy Occam

    Ha! I see what you did there….

  • Randay

    I don’t think that “get behind” is the best choice of words. As the late Christopher Hitchens once said about the Catholic Church, “No child’s behind left.”

  • SupahSang

    The part that amused me the most was the current winnig bid, 666 dollars XD