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The trauma that began with the disruption of Rainbow Families Qld’s Brisbane drag storytime last Sunday continues. Following the death of protest leader Wilson Gavin, efforts to tweak the narrative to fit personal and political agendas flooded both mainstream and social media. The inaccuracies of keyboard fiction, when repeated often enough, become accepted wisdom.  What …

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Australia’s LGBTIQ communities head into the year 2020 with huge achievements in our immediate past. There are also massive challenges in our immediate future. Is it time for a national representative body for Australia’s LGBTIQ communities? Over the last half-century, our communities achieved decriminalisation of homosexuality, some discrimination protections, and marriage equality. We achieved that …

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The Australian Christian Lobby’s Peter Abetz this week called for the City of Perth to cancel a Drag Queen Storytime event scheduled to take place at a library next week. However, the council says the event will go ahead. ACL Western Australian Director Peter Abetz said the events “indoctrinate” and “sexualise” children and “normalise homosexuality …

a very naughty christmas lyle shelton brisbane powerhouse

Lyle Shelton boosted interest in A Very Naughty Christmas at Brisbane Powerhouse when he shared a video promoting the production. Shelton, former leader of both the Australian Christian Lobby and the NO campaign against marriage equality, expressed his disappointment that “ratepayers are subsidising this on the watch of a conservative council administration.” Scroll down for …

homosexuality jesus martyn iles israel folau australian christian lobby

Martyn Iles of the Australian Christian Lobby and Israel Folau like to discuss the Bible. Although neither is a minister of religion, they are two of the most prominent Christians in Australia today. When they discuss the Bible or the teachings of Jesus Christ, they both  invariably mention homosexuality. So one might assume a preoccupation …

pauline hanson one nation truck fire

Pauline Hanson from One Nation claimed earlier this week that a left-wing activist torched a vehicle plastered with her face. The activist who attacked the One Nation billboard truck then apparently fled into the night. However Tasmanian Fire Service investigators say a discarded cigarette probably caused the conflagration. Police said there is no evidence of …

Australian Christian Lobby LGBT Conversion Therapy 60 Minutes

Australian Christian Lobby Managing Director Martyn Iles claims banning LGBT conversion therapy discriminates against Christians. I read a blog article today. It was by Martyn Iles, Managing Director of the Australian Christian Lobby. It concerns his interview for a forthcoming 60 Minutes feature on LGBT Conversion Therapy. In the article, he defends the practice of …

Managing director of the Australian Christian Lobby Martyn Iles

The Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) has launched a petition calling on federal Labor not to ban the harmful practice of “gay conversion” therapy. The anti-transgender petition, which now has 19,000 signatures, hits out at Labor over the consultation draft of the party’s platform, set to be debated at their national conference in December. The draft …

Australian Christian Lobby director Martyn Iles

The Australian Christian Lobby’s Martyn Iles describes a ban on so-called ‘gay conversion’ therapy as ‘totalitarian’. Indeed, the ACL director says parents should be able to ‘counsel’ children out of being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. “[‘LGBTI conversion therapy’] is an Orwellian phrase. It evokes images of electric shock treatments, bizarre rituals, and abuse.” Iles …

Former Australian Christian Lobby director and Queensland Senate candidate Lyle Shelton, screenshot

Soft drink manufacturer SodaStream has released a cute campaign celebrating rainbow families during Pride Month, but aspiring Queensland politician Lyle Shelton isn’t happy about it. June is Pride Month in the US and the company recently unveiled a special set of bottles and an animated video celebrating two pairs of same-sex parents and their children. …

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