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Lyle Shelton's martyrdom

Lyle Shelton’s martyrdom apparently became a heavier cross to bear last month when he received a demand to appear before the Queensland Human Rights Commission. The commission intends to attempt conciliation between Shelton and two drag queens he wrote a blog post about in January. Yesterday, Shelton wrote on his blog, “I hoped this day …

jonathan sri lyle shelton this shit is real

Lyle Shelton last week described re-elected Brisbane City Councillor Jonathan Sri’s politics as “a greater long-term threat than coronavirus.” As we face a common enemy that does not discriminate in who it attacks, some culture warriors seem unable to grasp that this shit is real. [OPINION] As of today, the global confirmed death toll from …

keyboard fiction Brisbane drag storytime wilson gavin

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 …

lyle shelton acl drag storytime petition wendy francis

Sixty percent of the first 200 respondents to an anti drag storytime petition on the Brisbane City Council website do not live in the city. Wendy Francis, Queensland Director of the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) set up the petition yesterday. Lyle Shelton promoted the petition on Facebook. When a commenter asked Francis on Facebook about …

gender wars bullshit

We all get it. Conservative pundits (very) occasionally tire of flogging a dead horse and leave Greta Thunberg alone for a day. They cast about for some new outrage to fulminate on and usually look to the LGBTIQ community as reliable fodder to entertain their ‘back in my day’ audience. And there’s nothing better to …

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Lyle Shelton has said he is seeking to rejoin the Queensland Liberal National party after the closure of Cory Bernardi’s Australian Conservatives party. Shelton left the Australian Christian Lobby to run as a Senate candidate for Bernardi’s party at the federal election. But following the party’s massive election failure, Shelton says he has now applied …

lyle shelton queensland lnp brisbane catholic schools gender

Brisbane Catholic schools’ use of gender-neutral descriptions of God during prayer has infuriated “religious freedom” campaigner Lyle Shelton. Shelton was responding to a Courier-Mail report that schools are replacing terms such as “Lord”, “Father”, and “Son” with terms like “Creator”, “Godself”, and “the Holy Spirit”. For instance, Stuartholme in Toowong has replaced the word “himself” …

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. …

Lyle Shelton

Former Australian Christian Lobby director and high-profile “no” campaigner Lyle Shelton will run for a Queensland Senate seat at the next federal election. Lyle Shelton quit as managing director of the Australian Christian Lobby in February to join the Australian Conservatives, after leading the unsuccessful “no” campaign in the marriage postal survey last year. Shelton …

Lyle Shelton

Australian Christian Lobby head Lyle Shelton has quit the organisation to pursue a career in politics at the next federal election. Shelton (pictured), one of the most high-profile “no” campaigners in last year’s marriage postal survey, announced on Saturday he was stepping down after five years as the ACL’s managing director to contest a seat …