Tag Archives: gay rights

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 is 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 [...]

Australian Christian Lobby’s Jim Wallace at FORT Australia: Being gay causes priests to rape children

Just hope that as we remember servicemen and women today we remember the Australia they fought for — wasn’t gay marriage and Islamic! By now, most people likely to read my blog have heard of the disgraceful Tweet, quoted above. It was posted on ANZAC day by the managing director of the Australian Christian Lobby, [...]

Infertile couples mustn’t marry!

Things, I am afraid, are looking rather grim. From where I sit, the case for legal recognition of marriage of sterile couples has landed blow after unanswered blow against the traditional alternative. The campaign has appropriated for itself the powerful contemporary language of rights and equality. There have been television ads with celebrities; and articles [...]