ARTHUR Skinner, a member of a splinter Catholic outfit in New Zealand, is unrepentant over his slashing of a billboard depicting a shocked-looking Virgin Mary clutching a positive pregnancy test.
The scissor-wielding lunatic – of the Catholic Action Group – removed a section of the poster at the weekend … then took part in a 100-strong prayer service outside the St Matthew-in-the-City Anglican church, which was responsible for the billboard.
He said he would destroy the poster again if it was replaced.
This is Satanic, this is the ultimate Satanic attack, when Lucifer attacks his worst enemy, the Blessed Virgin. This particular church – so called – is run by a gay, feminist-type lobby. They claim to be Christian and yet they put up a blasphemous image of the Blessed Virgin, attacking her virginity and the fact that she was the mother of Christ, the God-Man.
Basically heretics. There’s only one faith – The Roman Catholic Apostolic Faith – because we go right back in our papal line to Christ. All the other sects and cults are in fact man-made. It doesn’t mean we condemn the individuals in them, we simply condemn their teaching.
He said those responsible for the poster would “certainly burn in hell” if they did not repent.
St Matthew’s reverend Glynn Cardy said that the motivation for the poster was to get people to think about the social circumstances Mary faced when she found out she was having a child.
This is not the first time St Matthew’s has caused controversy with its billboards. Two years ago, it displayed a poster showing Mary and Joseph in bed with the caption:
Poor Joseph. God was a hard act to follow.
The poster provoked so much anger it was defaced several times.
Catholic Church spokeswoman Lyndsay Freer Catholic Action Group had “absolutely nothing” to do with the mainstream Catholic Church.
I have been critical of the poster, but the last thing we would want to do would be anything destructive.
Hat tip: Remigius and BarrieJohn (for original billboard story)