The Anglican church just erected their latest controversial billboard Wednesday on its Hobson Street site in Auckland.Said St Matthew vicar Glynn Cardy:
Previous hackles-raising billboards by St Matthew have implied that Jesus was gay, and showed the Virgin Mary holding a positive pregnancy test.
“Pope Benedict’s decision to resign caused an international stir. While we, from our outsider’s perspective, may think his decision was a wise and even courageous one considering the history and tradition of his context, it got us thinking about things from which we can’t resign.
On Good Friday we remember Jesus’ crucifixion. It was not a role that he could resign from. Jesus’ faithfulness to loving and including society’s rejects got him killed. Such faithfulness is not something one resigns from, for it’s not a job.
The cross reminds us of the cost of confronting the political power holders regarding how they exclude the marginal and vulnerable. Jesus was faithful to a vision. Even when it cost him his life.
- Trump has named H.R. McMaster as his new National Security Adviser, replacing Michael Flynn, who resigned last week.
- Russian ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin has died after suffering from cardiac arrest this morning, a day before his 65th birthday.
- Senator Ron Wyden will soon introduce legislation requiring warrants before phones can be searched at the US border.
- A girl's best friend showed up to her date in a fake mustache to spy on her and it is the definition of friendship goals 😎