Tag Archives: Christianity

Salvation Army Homophobia: The Marriage Equality Submission

The Salvation Army claims it does not discriminate against gay people. However, their submission to the Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs, regarding 2012′s proposed marriage equality legislation, tells a different story. Here is what they had to say: The Salvation Army, both internationally and within Australia, has a long history of non-discriminatory [...]

Salvation Army Position Statement on Homosexuality

A homophobic position paper on the Salvation Army’s attitude to gay relationships used to be found on their website. That is, until people noticed it. Now, that link simply opens a blank page: Fortunately, the original contents of the page are still archived on the Wayback Machine. Here is what it said: Homosexuality The Salvation [...]

#QandA anti-gay pastor Matt Prater’s bizarre Billy Joel cover

This is Matt Prater. Doesn’t he look sad? Matt is chief liar-for-Jesus at a Brisbane church called New Hope. He is also a hosts on a national Christian radio network called Vision Radio. Vision. Radio. He also has a Diploma in Creative Arts majoring in drama and singing. So he’s probably as good at singing [...]

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 [...]

A letter to Mik Wrotniak of Real Life Church, Kingswood

Dear Mr Wrotniak, I am writing to ask politely that you respect the very clear ‘No Junk Mail’ sign next to my mail box. The purpose of this sign is to decline unsolicited marketing material. This includes but is not limited to menus for takeaway restaurants, flyers for home-cleaning companies, and invitations to indulge in [...]

Catholic Medical Ethics: Frequently Asked Question

This, I swear, is  the entire contents of the Catholic Medical Association‘s bioethics FAQ page: FAQs Bioethics Questions Should a Physician Prescribe Viagra to Unmarried Men? Catholic physicians are increasingly encountering requests by patients, including their unmarried male patients, for Viagra and are unsure of how to respond. This FAQ discusses how to approach this [...]

What does the Catholic Church say about aborted foetuses in vaccines?

Very little, of course, because there are no aborted foetuses in vaccines. Here’s Meryl Dorey, of the Australian Vaccination Network confirming this fact in her usual way. That is, by asserting the exact opposite: Vaccines may sometimes contain aborted human foetal tissue – a fact which some people may consider a cause for concern And [...]