Anglican Church sign raises eyebrows with unintentionally crude message

The sign was erected outside The Anglican Church of the Holy Spirit in Surfers Paradise.
The sign was erected outside The Anglican Church of the Holy Spirit in Surfers Paradise. Photo credit: John-Paul Langbroek/Twitter

An Australian church has raised eyebrows from passersby after erecting an unintentionally crude message on a road sign.

The Anglican Church of the Holy Spirit in Surfers Paradise erected the sign with the words "Forgiveness is swallowing when you'd rather spit" written on it.

Surfers Paradise MP John-Paul Langbroek snapped a picture of the sign and shared it on Twitter with the caption "Church signs done differently". 

A church spokeswoman told the Brisbane Times the meaning of the sign was to "swallow your words and think before you say anything".

The sign was usually changed weekly, however it might be changed earlier given its widespread attention, she said.

It is not clear if the church was aware of the alternative meaning of the message.

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