Queensland media company Goa Billboards fought back against religious intolerance last night, posting a series of pro-gay signs on their digital billboards throughout Brisbane.
The billboards read: ‘Our God loves everyone gay & straight’ and the company plans to follow up the move with more signs of support to be posted on the digital screens until the end of the week.
Unlike fellow advertising company Adshel, Goa refused to remove the controversial Queensland Association of Healthy Communities (QAHC) ‘Rip and Roll’ advertisements from its outdoor sites throughout the state, despite pressure from the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL).
“The advice I have is that this advertisement does not breach the Australian Association of National Advertisers codes nor any Australian law,” Goa Billboards managing director Chris Tyquin said.
“The ACL’s claim that these men are engaging in an act of foreplay is drawing a long bow. If that’s foreplay, then clearly I’m doing it wrong.”
Tyquin said he supported Adshel’s decision to reinstate their advertisements.
“We live in a diverse community where freedom of speech is valued,” he said.