Remember the progresive Anglican church in New Zealand that brought you those disgraceful billboards where Joseph was in bed wondering how he could ever measure up to God. Last year’s Christmas billboard showed Mary holding a pregnancy test.
This year, the Revrend Glynn Cardy’s latest billboard depicts the baby Jesus with a rainbow halo. It reads, “It’s Christmas. It’s time for Jesus to come out.” Cardy said he’s simply trying to highlight the humanity of Jesus.
In an interview, Cardy said, “The fact is we don’t know what his sexual orientation was.”
“Would it make a difference if he was gay? Would that change the picture for you? Would it mean what we revere about him changes?”
I’m not going to show the pic and I’m not going to link to the church just because I don’t want to give it more traffic. I’m sure you’ll be seeing the picture out there. This guy is the religion equivalent of the tool who pretended his kid was caught in the weather balloon a few years ago. This kind of anything-for-publicity religion is sad and a symptom of a hollowed out Anglicanism that must resort to Kardashian style attention grabbing. They know that people do not respond to an uncertain trumpet and all churches like this have are uncertain trumpets. But they know that everyone watches a train wreck.
And when some religious leaders no longer know truth, they might just still be willing to hold a train wreck.