Friday, August 31, 2018

Newcastle Anglican priest Rod Bower reveals his Hunter background in new book, Outspoken

From The Examiner-

HIS mother was a 16-year-old Newcastle girl who gave him up for adoption, the three fathers in his life died tragically young, and he had a “raging hangover” when he walked into a Mayfield church in 1984 as a first step towards becoming an Anglican priest.

Father Rod Bower tells the story of his Hunter upbringing in his new book, Outspoken, to explain how a conservative country boy became known years later for challenging the powerful on some of the most controversial issues of our time.
Father Bower’s signs outside the Newcastle diocese Gosford Anglican Church have championed marriage equality – “Dear Christians. Some ppl are gay. Get over it. Love God.” – gun reform – “When will they love your kids more than their guns?” and the environment – “There is no planet B”.

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