Tag Archives: skepticism

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 [...]

AVN’s Meryl Dorey orders NSW Fair Trading to change its name

The Australian Vaccination Network’s Meryl Dorey has offered up a stinging rebuke to NSW Fair Trading, ordering it to change its name. The demand comes less than 24 hours after Dorey was served with a direction to change the AVN’s name or be deregistered as an association. In an open letter published exclusively on her [...]

#StopAVN sends Meryl Dorey a message at Woodford: Vaccination Saves Lives

Despite our campaigning, the spineless dolts at the Woodford Folk Festival are this afternoon hosting Meryl Dorey of the Australian Vaccination Network. Were it not for the success of Stop The AVN, our Facebook collective of citizens, skeptics, scientists and medics, Meryl would now be giving a talk entitled ‘Autism Emergency, 1 child in 38′, [...]

Jack of Kent’s Law: The Australian Vaccination Network witch-hunt

The marvellous skepti-legal blogger David Allen Green, writing at Jack of Kent, has coined a new adage in the vein of Godwin’s Law, Poe’s Law and Skopie’s Law. Here’s how David sets out Jack of Kent’s Law: Such are the responses of the challenged bully, just as “lessons learned” and “draw a line” are the invariable [...]

Meryl Dorey at the Conscious Living Expo

From the Australian Vaccination Network‘s blog comes an interview with Patricia Hamilton of the ‘Concious Living Expo’. The Conscious Living Expo was a conference last weekend, offering keynotes from: Dolores Canon, hypnotherapist and psychic researcher, who offered a workshop on the Mayan calendar and 2012, as well as a ‘training course’ in something called ‘Quantum Healing Hypnosis’. [...]

What is herd immunity?

 Why do you care if I don’t vaccinate my children? If your vaccines were really that effective, you shouldn’t care, should you? This is by far the most common argument I hear from anti-vaxxers. If we pretend that I don’t care whether non-vaccinators or their children get ill, then at least I’m ok, because [...]

70 billion people Say NO To Chaplains!*

Ron Williams’s High Court Challenge to the National School Chaplaincy Program (NSCP) seems to have gone pretty well. My friend Chrys Stevenson has been in Canberra to witness the case and has worked hard to sum up the details in a readable fashion. No easy task, but she’s done admirably. Please thank her. Meanwhile it [...]

“That makes sense, Alf”: Meryl Dorey launches a new #StopAVN catchphrase

Alf Awka: I see plenty of problems with Human Gene patenting. Here is a scenario that I have been recently pondering on….say for example a vaccine is injected into a child and its hidden agenda is to change the genetic code of that child in a specific way? and this specific Gene change is patented [...]

Power Balance Australia bust: reason wins, no thanks to Priceline

Last year, I wrote about Power Balance wristbands, Priceline Pharmacy and Small World Social. The pharmacy was selling the thoroughly debunked stupidity indicators at checkout counters, and the Small World ‘social media experts’ they employed sent critics private Facebook messages when we tried to fix this Last week, we got some good news. After a [...]