‘No’ in Melbourne’s sky sparks fury


Outraged commentators posted on social media about the skywriting, which is suspected to be part of a campaign against same-sex marriage.

The message didn’t last long due to winds, but just minutes later the pilot reportedly turned around for another go and wrote “No” again.

Many Twitter users shared photographs of the sky writing and expressed outrage at the message.

“Someone ruining a perfect Melbourne blue sky with this garbage,” one commentator wrote on Twitter as the writing appeared above Albert Park this afternoon.

Sad sad day. As seen in the skies above Albert Park in Melbourne. #marriageequaility#YESpic.twitter.com/7nBaknnLPF

— Craig Penfold (@craigles75) October 10, 2017

It comes just one month after, “vote no” was written in Sydney’s skies after an official anti-gay marriage campaign launch at Darling Harbour.

However, one same-sex marriage supporter saw the funny side.

“Typical Melbourne,” said one poster. “They HAD to use a fancier font for their sky bigotry than Sydney used.”

Typical Melbourne. They just HAD to use a fancier font for their sky bigotry than Sydney used. pic.twitter.com/UGGTGpyG5c

— Ghost Who Read Book (@Mrmsutton) October 10, 2017

The Australian revealed earlier today that the Anglican Diocese of Sydney has donated $1 million to the No campaign against same-sex marriage.

The donation to the Coalition for Marriage, made about a month ago, was announced by Archbishop Glenn Davies in his address to the 51st Synod.

“I consider the consequences of removing gender from the marriage construct will have irreparable consequences for our society, for our freedom of speech, our freedom of conscience and freedom of religion,” Dr Davies said.



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