Tag Archives: StopNSCP

SU QLD chaplain invites John Mackay to school. Here’s what he thinks about gay people.

Scripture Union Queensland’s CEO Tim Mander went on Hope Christian radio’s breakfast show the other day and reiterated his crazy claim that the National School Chaplaincy program has widespread support. Left unchallenged by the simpering hosts he sang his now familiar refrain ‘Chaplaincy in the community is well accepted’ (to the tune of ‘Ted Haggard [...]

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 [...]

National School Chaplaincy Program news

Great news on the National School Chaplaincy Program: Intervening State Governments supporting the Plaintiff’s (Ron Williams) contentions that a funding agreement between the Commonwealth and Scripture Union Queensland is beyond the executive power conferred on the Commonwealth… Western Australia July 1, 2011 New South Wales July 18, 2011 Victoria July 20, 2011 South Australia July [...]

Say NO to Chaplains: new campaign launched! #NSCP #StopNSCP

Since the introduction of the National School Chaplaincy Program by the Howard government, close to half a billion dollars has been spent on largely unqualified chaplains, while real pastoral care from professional counsellors is pitifully thin on the ground. Furthermore, the NSCP may be illegal. The constitution prohibits religious tests for public office, and yet [...]