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Billboard Depicts Virgin Mary with a Home Pregnancy Test

A church in New Zealand has put up a billboard showing the Virgin Mary looking worriedly at a pregnancy test.



This is brought to you by the same jerks that brought you this billboard last year.



This church has fallen into the same trap that so many fall into. There's no point to these billboards other than "look at me!" This isn't theology. It's not even evangelizing. It's advertising. It's we're the funny hep church. We're cool. They're just moron publicity seekers.

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25 comments:

priest's wife said...

The second picture is satanic- the first one could simply be that Mary was still surprised at the reality of her pregnancy after Gabriel talked to her- so I give it a little pass. Didn't C S Lewis say "To the impure, nothing is pure." ? This church is rotten to the core

Anonymous said...

Why in the world are you publishing this garbage, especially during Advent?

Use some self-control and stop giving these creatures free advertising.

Good grief.

Cathy said...

This makes me so incredibly sad -- You were right - They are jerks!

Katie said...

The first one isn't so bad, but the second one is absolutely disgusting. What kind of church would run something like that??

Rick said...

Just shows the difference between Christians and Muslims. If they this to some Muslim doodad, then those vermin would have burned the place down and murdered everyone associated with it. Our patience and forgiveness shows that indeed Christian are from God. (Muslims are from the devil.)

Anonymous said...

@Rick: "Our patience and forgiveness show that indeed Christians are from God. Amen

Anonymous said...

The Virgin shall bring forth a child. The Blessed Virgin Mary, raised in the temple, had read all the prophecies concerning the Suffering Servant to be brought forth of a Virgin. Mary had INFORMED CONSENT and gave INFORMED CONSENT. Without INFORMED CONSENT Mary’s “fiat”, Mary’s “YES” would not amount to a hill of beans, legally. The God of Justice would not have accepted an uninformed consent of the Virgin Mary’s “YES”. Without the Virgin Mary’s informed consent and adherence to the will of God from the very first moment of Mary’s Immaculate Conception, the Son of God, Jesus Christ could not have become INCARNATE in the womb of the Virgin as foretold by the prophets.

Anonymous said...

What the billboard actually represents is the uninformed consent of minor, unemancipated persons whose civil rights are held in trust for them by God, by their parents and by the state, in that order. The court says that when a girl becomes pregnant, she becomes emancipated. The child does not have legal informed sexual consent to give, but now she is on her own to be preyed upon by the abortionists. The pregnant minor person is without the care of those to whom she has been entrusted, starting with the state that has prohibited the Person of God from the public square; dismissed the practice and freedom of religion, man’s response to the gift of Faith from God, (“or prohibit the free exercise thereof” First Amendment) from the public domain; legalized the killing of her baby, ANOTHER PERSON WHEN TWO BECOME ONE; pornography, the artificial reality and picture of how the state is not protecting the innocence and virginity of our posterity; prostitution, the practice of aiding and abetting the destruction of personal integrity, sexual integrity and the rape of informed sexual consent of the innocent person ( a person who does not know what he is doing is innocent as Christ said: “The one who gave me over to you has the greater sin”. The state ignores the absence of informed sexual consent of minor persons who are entrusted to it.

Anonymous said...

The billboard is an epiphany into how the state can take our money and not provide for the unalienable endowed rights of every person born and brought into existence through the will of God. The will of God is a constant Our Lady observed all her life. “Behold the handmaid of the Lord.”
The billboard is perjury in a court of law since a public statement incriminating the Blessed Mother of Jesus Christ requires two witnesses to establish a judicial fact. And unless our Lady testifies against herself, which will not happen, not only because of the Fifth Amendment to our Constitution, but especially because there is only perfect virtue in the woman, who as a virgin, brought forth the Son of Justice. Read the Bible. From ISAIAH AND I.

Anonymous said...

Before the Titanic sailed, the builders mocked God saying that even God could not sink the Titanic. These billboards mock God, Saint Joseph, Saint Mary, and the newly incarnated Son of God, Jesus Christ. These billboards show that the individuals building these billboards were CONCEIVED IN LUST, will destroy virginity, everybody's, chastity, Justice, and everybody's unalienable, endowed civil rights. When one person, the persons of Mary, Joseph and Jesus in Mary's womb are denied civil rights, all persons are denied civil rights. Do not be enslaved to evil hearsay, perjury in a court of law. There is an Eighth Commandment: "Thos shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor" because it show that one is a LIAR.

Anonymous said...

What church denomination is this? Truly Satan has overtaken them & swallowed them whole. Makes my heart ache. They are not cool or hip, they are cursed to the Pit. Pitiful.

Anonymous said...

sue the bastards

Anonymous said...

making fun of religion is the most immature and provoking act...
why would anyone mock God or saints and how in anyway think that this is even funny...
The act of freedom ends up when hurting someone else ... and this kind of billboards hurts many ppl

@rick this is your opinion and may God show you the right way

Anonymous said...

First one was LOL funny. The second was just plain awful.

Rick said...

I know the way and the Way. Bowing to the Muslim vermin isn't God's way of dealing with evil. Theirs is the religion of the sword that is why I asked for a new gun for Christmas. I will also train my children - specially my daughters the way to handle a firearm. Muslims rape nonmuslims then marry them if they become Muslims. Good thing it is legal to defend oneself from those animals with deadly force in this country. I won't have my children become their victims.

Blackrep said...

Yuck. The fewer places this is posted on the internet the better. If publicity is what they want, I don't think we should abet them, even with critique.

Paul H said...

"This isn't theology. It's not even evangelizing. It's advertising."

No, it's blasphemy -- at least in the case of the second picture. I wish I had not seen this.

Anonymous said...

Are we sure she even wanted a child. I would be worried too...

torculus said...

A quick perusal of the offending community's website reveals that they call themselves Anglican (apparently reluctantly so), and they are quick to point out that they are "progressive". If you want to lodge a complaint, and can stomach the usual brainless heresy in search of approval, the site is: http://stmatthews.org.nz/

That said, I think Blackrep's counsel is wise and we should just ignore them.

Their kind, as dad used to say, are not worth the powder to blow 'em to hell.

Matthew A. Siekierski said...

To the latest Anonymous: Yes, we are sure she wanted "a" child (better said "THE child"). She wasn't pregnant until AFTER she said yes.

Dirtdartwife said...

I don't even get her surprised look. She knew, she trusted, she already believed. Even my Kindergartner knows this truth. Mary didn't need a piss test to "prove" anything... only us stupid humans need to pee on a stick to truly believe sex leads to babies and it's only due to the brainwashing of ignorant people (read Planned Parenthood and the liberals that spew their rhetoric) that have people wondering how they got pregnant and would have such a look on their face when they see a positive pregnancy test. Even Mary, as young as she was, was intelligent to know that sex leads to babies because she even asked St. Gabrielle "How is this possible since I don't know man?" (meaning she hasn't had sex so how is she to be pregnant?)

Jen Raiche said...

Matt -- I love your blog. I love coming here every day and checking in to what you and Pat are up to. Though, this post, made me sick all day yesterday. I agree that the billboards are tasteless, but I'm not sure how putting it on your blog is helping us become better Catholics. We all know the world is against the Catholic Church. I find a hostile world at the grocery store, gas station, and restaurant when people scoff at the number of children that we have or how pro-life we are. However, I like to come here for respite.

The essence of CMR is "Believing Christians should look upon themselves as such a creative minority and ... espouse once again the best of its heritage, thereby being at the service of humankind at large"

Please help us to espouse the best of our heritage as Catholics.

Anonymous said...

Being ignorant of virginity and not wanting to know about the love for God one cherishes in one’s heart called GOOD WILL, the poster dishonors his parents and exposes himself as a blasphemer of God. I will bet that if heretics were still burned at the stake this billboard would not be and I would be wrapping Christmas presents instead of trying to untangle this man’s soul from hell.
The absolute lack of consideration this blasphemer has for people of faith, alone, demands censure, but his bringing the wrath of God down upon himself for blasphemy and upon all of us for not censuring his blasphemy is irreconcilable. He really needs to be exorcised, if not for his blasphemy than for his devil.
When the wrath of God's Justice nails this bastard, let us not give him any help unless he apologizes.
@Rick: Guns are good. When the hunters came my children were outside. The hunters refused to leave. I pointed my gun at them and said that if their bullets could not reach my children, then my bullets would not reach them. It is normal to be abnormal in an abnormal situation.

Mary De Voe said...

@Jen Raiche: Calling up this blasphemy is being at the service of humankind at large. These billboards are obscene at best and blasphemy at worst, but do you want the next generation to follow the evil portrayed? I do not. The time to evangelize is at hand. Nip it in the bud. They are trying to take Christmas away from you. MERRY CHRISTMAS

Anonymous said...

The billboards are trying to make the Blessed Virgin Mary out to be a contracepting, virtueless, faithless sinner without the "full of grace", daughter of the Most High, who Mary is. The billboards are trying to make the Holy Family the scapegoat of their lust and willfull rejection of God. Jesus, Mary and Joseph are called the Second Trinity, for God is the First Holy Trinity and the First Family. God is a Family: Father, and His Son and their LOVE, the Holy Spirit. God is LOVE and LOVE needs someone to LOVE. Begotten LOVE loves His Father in absolute LOVE. The "full of grace" daughter of the Most High, God, loved God perfectly and accepted God's LOVE into her womb. If the God in heaven respects the lowly human person in Mary, why are these billboards repudiating DIVINE LOVE as though they had something better to offer? "IF" you use contraception, "IF" you fornicate, "IF", "IF", "IF" you, too, will be like God. I will be thankful for being a human being. I looked at their website and there is not a single reality to converse about, except revelry in man's fallen nature. gag a maggot

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