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The Courier-Mail reports…
“An Anglican Church minister behind a billboard suggesting people “get over’’ homosexuality says spirituality is far bigger than sexuality.
Rev Julie Woolner of Chermside’s All Saints Anglican Church said the sign outside her church had overwhelming support from local parishioners.
Some social media commentators took a different view of the message: “Dear Christians, some ppl (sic) are gay, get over it. Love God.’’
One Facebook post said the Church had an obligation to stand by the Bible’s condemnation of homosexuality.
But Ms Woolner, who took her lead from a sign at a NSW church this year, said her decision reflected a mainstream Christian trend accepting homosexuality as part of life.
“I do believe spirituality is far bigger than sexuality,’’ she said. “And I did find most of the parishioners here took a positive view of that sign.’’
Ms Woolner said the Anglican Church had not yet taken a formal position on the issue of homosexuality.
But she believed mainstream Christian religions were growing less inclined to condemn people for being gay.
Brisbane Archbishop Dr Phillip Aspinall has said changing the Marriage Act to allow gay marriage was not consistent with the Church’s current view.
But the Dean of St John’s Anglican Cathedral in Brisbane, Dr Peter Catt, has openly supported same-sex marriage.
Chermside local Aimee Calcot said the sign had her support: “I was a bit surprised because it was church. But I support the view.”