Wednesday, December 14, 2011

NZ church keeps up its irreverent Christian holiday ad tradition

St Matthews in the City Church in Auckland, NZ, is known for its controversial billboards. This Christmas, they did not disappoint:

Via and Copyranter

Here's a clearer image:

Via The Daily Mail
Well, how would you react if you were an engaged homeless virgin who just found out she was pregnant?

Vicar Glynn Cardy says the irreverent ad has a serious Christmas message:

"It's real. Christmas is real. It's about a real pregnancy, a real mother and a real child. It's about real anxiety, courage and hope. This billboard portrays Mary, Jesus' mother, looking at a home pregnancy test kit revealing that she is pregnant.   Regardless of any premonition, that discovery would have been shocking.  Mary was unmarried, young, and poor.  This pregnancy would shape her future.  She was certainly not the first woman in this situation or the last."

Screw the haters. I love these guys.

Other great St. Mathews billboards:


  1. о хоспади еби гусей жди ответного гудка

  2. Google translates this as, "of hospadi fuck geese wait retaliatory blasts"

    That can't possibly be right.

  3. it says: o, god, fuck geese and wait for answer signal :)

  4. Tom, it's rassian internet-meme))