A pastor at an evangelical church in Brisbane, Australia, has said the church has received serious threats online, including one vowing to burn it down, after it posted a billboard defending the definition of marriage as a union between one man and one woman. “On Facebook, a lot of the stuff has been quite vicious at times,” Bellbowrie Community Church senior pastor John Gill told the Daily Mail Australia on

Tuesday. “I mean quite physically threatening. That’s been scary for some in the church,” he added. “One of the comments, for example, was a suggestion that people bring petrol down and set the church on fire.” The church attracted controversy from LGBT activists after it displayed a billboard earlier in September reading “God designed marriage between a man and a woman.” READ MORE