Tag Archives: religion

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Catholic Medical Ethics: Frequently Asked Question

This, I swear, is ┬áthe 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 [...]

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 [...]