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Neighbours steal a church’s it’s OK to say NO sign Coogee

  • A Sydney church that erected a sign against marriage equality was taken down 
  • Suspicions were raised that the banner was removed by neighbours in the area
  • Residents have been putting up their own ‘yes’ posters for marriage equality 

An anti-marriage equality poster erected outside a Sydney church has disappeared within hours of being posted prompting suspicions it was stolen by neighbours. 

St. Nicolas’ Anglican Church Coogee was spotted with the sign hanging out the front on Friday.

But within a matter of hours of going up, the sign had gone from the front of the church.

The anti-marriage equality poster erected outside a Sydney church (pictured) disappeared within hours of being put up 

Neighbours in the same area are believed to have been putting up their own ‘vote- yes’ signs in the area.

A man posted a photo of the sign to Instagram with a caption saying: ‘Coogee church in a matter of hours has ‘it’s okay to say no’ banner was either taken down or stolen. 

‘Houses around the church have put up their own ”Vote Yes” banners.’

The man hash-tagged the post ‘#MarriageEquality’ ‘#auspol’ and ‘#coogee’. 

Another Instagram user commented under the image saying they had also seen the poster. 

One social media account posted a photo of a banner hanging from a balcony and said; ‘How to respond when the local Coogee church puts up an anti-marriage equality banner. Love your work neighbours!’   

Neighbours in the same area are believed to have been putting up their own 'vote- yes' signs in the area 

Neighbours in the same area are believed to have been putting up their own ‘vote- yes’ signs in the area 

An Instagram user posted the photo with a caption: 'How to respond when the local Coogee church puts up an anti-marriage equality banner'

An Instagram user posted the photo with a caption: ‘How to respond when the local Coogee church puts up an anti-marriage equality banner’

A resident in the area suspected that perhaps the neighbours had taken down the Church's sign

A resident in the area suspected that perhaps the neighbours had taken down the Church’s sign

One woman expressed her pro-marriage views believing it wasn’t natural that some people couldn’t get married.  

‘It’s like saying “It’s saying, It’s OK to deny others the human rights you enjoy”. 

‘Frankly if people are homophobic and bigoted so be it but rights are something else.’

Daily Mail Australia has contacted St. Nicolas’ Anglican Church for comment. 

Within a matter of hours of going up, the sign had gone from the front of the church (pictured) 

Within a matter of hours of going up, the sign had gone from the front of the church (pictured) 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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