Churchgoers sit in social distanced formation as they wait for the beginning of a Sunday church service. A television shows an image of a recent billboard by Rod Bower with the words 'Thou shalt physically distance'.
Millions of people have viewed online Rod Bower's statements on a billboard out the front of his church. The short and punchy messages, spelled out in 30cm block letters that express his typically progressive opinions, have gained global attention on social media.
In 2016, right-wing protesters, wearing mock Muslim outfits and shouting anti-Islamic slogans, stormed his church during a Sunday mass after Rod Bower had offered messages of support for the Muslim community.