Idiot watch: Anglican vicar posts ‘Bless the Burqa’ sign outside church and is shocked by the backlash

Father Rod in Bower front of the sign

An Anglican vicar in Australia says he is “sickened” by the hate he has received in response to a sign he put up outside his church saying ‘Bless the Burqa’.

The burqa is a garment worn by some Muslim women as an expression of their faith and covers the entire body, with only the hands exposed.

Fr Rod Bower placed the ‘Bless the Burqa’ sign outside the Gosford Anglican Church in New South Wales and says he has since been subject to angry comments on social media.

He shared a picture of himself standing in front of the sign to the church’s Facebook page which has since been liked over 9,000 times.

It also triggered a lengthy debate on the wearing of the burqa, with more than 1,200 comments posted below the picture…