Church sign confuses people with its er, dirty-sounding message


We guess it’s one way to get people to pay attention to a religious message.

An Australian church has actually elevated brows for its dirty-sounding indication, which reads “FORGIVENESS IS SWALLOWING WHEN YOU’D RATHER SPIT.” Nope, not making it up.

Below is the sign, as it was presented in front of the Anglican Church of the Holy Spirit in Surfers Paradise, photographed by local political leader John-Paul Langbroek.

In spite of the instead, erm, filled indication, a speaker for the church clarified the significance of the indicator to the Courier-Mail.

“You don’t open your mouth and yell at somebody, you close your mouth and swallow,” they told the newspaper. “If you want to say something, keep your mouth closed for a bit. Swallow it, don’t spit it out. “

Unsurprisingly, the sign was reportedly blank since Wednesday early morning.

It’s not the first time the same message has actually been used for a church indicator for the remainder of us to misinterpret, with a Florida church likewise producing some complication last November.

May be time to give this message a rest.

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