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Local church forced to remove ‘Jesus’ from signs

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Apparently the word “Jesus” is now offensive.

A Central Coast church has been forced to change their Easter signs because it has the word “Jesus” in it.

Elim Church paid for digital signs to be displayed at a local shopping centre, with the message reading “Jesus is alive”.

The property company Lendlease had the word “Jesus” changed to “Risen Christ”.

Pastor Martin Duffy from Elim Church tells Ben Fordham more.

“The phrase ‘Jesus is alive’… is the core message of the Christian faith and what Easter’s really all about.

“It’s a good message.

“I think there’s a minority group out there that are constantly distorting the message of Jesus Christ.

“It’s just going on and on.”

Lendlease has since released a statement:

“It was an error of judgement to ask the church to change its messaging and we apologise unreservedly.

Lendlease values diversity and inclusion and we welcome people of all backgrounds at our shopping centres.”

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