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Billboard Controversy

An article screened on Campbell Live on Monday night about a ‘Jesus Heals Cancer’ Billboard outside a church in Napier which you can see here.

This obviously caused a little bit of controversy from both sides of the argument. Radio Rhema, with whom I have done interviews with in the past were interested in interviewing me about it yesterday morning.

For those who are interested, you can hear it here.

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  1. Sharee
    March 1, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Hey Jared – so great to hear you, and so glad your surgery is at this stage successful! ๐Ÿ™‚ Yay! Really good interview (although it seemed to stop short….wanted to hear it all!) – I was listening to Aaron’s response to the billboard sign the morning after the Campbell Live story (1st one) – so interesting! I’ve been really taken back by some people telling cancer sufferers to “curse the cancer” etc…. It just doesn’t seem at all appropriate, and gracious to someone who is going through that difficult journey…. instead, lets keep praying for each other, believing our God does heal, but He is also sovereign, we don’t understand His ways. What we do know is His promise to never leave us – he walks with us through every circumstance (Ps 23) – which I’m sure you’ve been experiencing.
    Hope your recovery keeps being positive – and that you really know God’s presence with you (and Hannah)…hi Hannah! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Much love, Sharee (& Brendon!)

  2. Sarah
    March 13, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Totally agree with what you were saying in the interview. I felt the family probably over-reacted a little (if it were me and I was upset, I’d take a different route when driving). However while watching the interview, I said to my husband that the graceful thing to do would be to take the sign down…

    I also said, having had dealings with this pastor and knowing many people who have, that he was coming across less arrogant in the interview than he does in real life… until he decided to add to the sign while filming was happening, pretending to be obliivious to any further harm it may cause. It’s sad, because it’s pushing people who are offended about it, and setting others up to fail who may go along hoping it’s their turn next.

  3. penny
    May 17, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    Hi Jared, really liked this! Very well thought out & even argument!

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