Tag Archives: Australian Christian Lobby

The sexual-health hypocrisy of Jim Wallace and the ACL

Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit… …by their fruits ye shall know them. – Matt 17-20 KJV Julia Gillard should never have agreed to speak at the [...]

Gloria Jean’s bragging backfires

When Peter Irvine bought Gloria Jean’s coffees he wanted to make it the ‘most loved and respected coffee company in the world’. The Hillsong elder and former Mercy Ministries head couldn’t have failed harder if he’d tried. His firm proudly has proudly funded or otherwise supported the Australian Christian Lobby, Family First, Hillsong church, Mercy [...]

No religious affiliation, Gloria Jean’s?

That’s the Jesus Racing ute. Thanks to Shaz who reminded me about it in the comments on my last post. Not much more to add, is there? From the Australian Christian Lobby, to Family First, to Hillsong to bloody Jesus Racing, wherever there’s Big Jesus, there’s seemingly Gloria Jean’s nearby with a cheque-book. The denials [...]

Did Gloria Jean’s donate to Family First, too?

Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practise to deceive! -Sir Walter Scott I wrote earlier about Gloria Jean’s awful attempt to quell the anger at their $30k donation to the vile Australian Christian Lobby. In their statement, they tried to distance themselves from the idea that their contributions were for the [...]

Gloria Jean’s is not affiliated with Hillsong

Gloria Jeans has responded to community disgust at its funding of the Australian Christian Lobby hate group. At close of business on Friday night, GJ’s quietly tried to bury the bad news. Again we would like to apologise for any hurt or offence which may have been caused by the paid advertising we undertook for [...]

Gloria Jean’s and Hillsong suffer bizarre coincidental website glitch!

UPDATE 15th June 2012 Gloria Jeans are once again ‘major partners’ according to Hillsong. At the same time GJ’s are claiming they are ‘not affiliated’ with Hillsong. I’m not sure what they think ‘affiliated’ means. Hillsong Conference is a massive fundie meeting run annually by the controversial Hillsong cult. This year, it’s at the Allphones [...]

Labor no longer pandering to the ACL and Nile

Gay marriage isn’t legal in Australia yet, nor will it be in the immediate future. Today isĀ an historic day, though: the Australian Labor Party has changed its platform to support same-sex marriage. Well done. It occurs to me that this is good news on another front though: a major party is no longer pandering to [...]

ACL’s Jim Wallace on gay marriage and logic

Brigadier Jim Wallace (ret.1) of the Australian Christian Lobby, presumably feeling the need to get adventurous, has tried his hand at logic: The ACT Education Minister was pictured last week opening an “anti-homophobia” art display at a Canberra school. So far so good, everyone is against homophobia, but there is a fine line between that [...]

Atheists at Church part 2: What does ‘Christian’ mean?

Previously: Atheists at Church part 1: A question from a Coptic friend Imagine a healthy discussion between an atheist and a Christian. Both want to back up their case with some facts. For instance, the atheist (let’s call her Alethea) might say: Australia’s constitution forbids religious tests for any public office. You christians love to [...]

A question for the Australian Christian Lobby about offensive posters

Take a look at the two posters below and tell me: which poster is more appropriate for kids to see? Christian posters As I am no longer a child, my first thought on seeing the ‘lion’ poster was ‘But why should I be scared? The lion’s not real, just like G… ah!’ HT @twinarp, who [...]