Matthew Abbott/Panos Pictures

Gosford, New South Wales, Australia

Rod Bower (left) greets Churchgoers at the entrance of the Anglican Parish of Gosford where they must sign in with the government COVID app.

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.

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