An inclusive church in Canada has joined others using its sign to advertise a message of inclusion, and has found viral internet fame as a result.
The St John’s Anglican Church, erected the sign saying: “Jesus had two dads, and he turned out just fine!”.
Since a photograph of the sign was posted by a Reddit user, the image has been viewed over a million times.
Reports suggest the church is in Niagara Falls, Ontario, and a member of the St John’s clergy confirmed to the Independent that the message had been put up in front of the church.
This is not the first time in recent months that church signs have been used to carry positive messages of inclusion for the LGBT commmunity.
Earlier in August, in a similar fashion, Australia’s Gosford Anglican Church posted similar messages, critical of those opposed to LGBT rights, and carrying messages of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
Church leader Rod Bower, a long time supporter of equal marriage, said: “This has gone international now — there are people liking it all over the world and it is just a little sign in Gosford,
“The conservative view is not the only view. … Marriage equality is a hot issue at the moment and it seems the church is struggling to get over this issue. I am reflecting on what the spirit of God might be saying in a modern world.”