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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 …

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sally rugg q&a israel folau

Executive Director of Change.org Sally Rugg summed up one of her eye-rolls moments on Monday night’s Q&A as “judging in lesbian”. An audience member asked her early about Israel Folau, suggesting he made his comments ‘as an act of kindness or love’. *judging in lesbian* https://t.co/4upvNBndxj — Sally Rugg (@sallyrugg) June 24, 2019 Guardian journalist …

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australian christian lobby israel folau martyn iles

Martyn Iles of the Australian Christian Lobby announced last night the ‘lobby’ group would host Israel Folau’s online appeal for funds. Yesterday, GoFundMe took down Folau’s page and refunded all donations made to it. Martyn Iles said he spoke to Folau to let him know of a $100,000 donation from ACL to his cause. He …

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Twitter sh!tfight one nation

A great Twitter sh-tfight erupted this week between a former One Nation member of the West Australian Legislative Council and a former colleague. Parliamentarian Charles Smith quit the party over his “frustration” with the leadership. Smith regularly posts about ‘identity politics’ on social media, citing concerns about issues such as youthful drag queens, drag queen …

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Gosford Anglican Church Israel Folau's tirade

Gosford Anglican priest Father Rod Bower took aim at the most recent Israel Folau tirade in a sign posted outside his church. The popular priest targeted Folau after the now former footballer again attacked gay and transgender people. Father Rod’s signs are well-known throughout Australia for his uncompromising messages on social issues and politics. His …

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Senator Nita Green

Newly elected Senator Nita Green today issued a statement on her election to the Federal Senate. “I am incredibly honoured to be elected as a Senator for Queensland,” she said. Nita defined her role as “representing all Queenslanders, especially those who live outside the South East corner.” Last year, she moved to Cairns with her …

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adrian cheok fraser anning penny wong

Adrian Cheok, a South Australian professor who ran as a candidate for Fraser Anning’s Conservative Party in the Federal election, received a Queen’s Birthday honour in the 2019 awards. Cheok advocates for a return to ‘traditional values’ and also for sex with inanimate objects – robots. He attacks fellow South Australian Penny Wong as ‘Australia’s …

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anthony albanese labor opposition leader shadow cabinet lgbtiq equality

,LGBTIQ advocates are urging opposition leader Anthony Albanese to restore Labor’s LGBTI equality portfolio. Anthony Albanese announced the party’s new shadow cabinet on Sunday. But Labor quietly scrapped the frontbench position of Shadow Assistant Minister for Equality. Just.equal spokesperson Rodney Croome said, “The LGBTI equality portfolio has been crucial to improving Labor’s LGBTI policies.” The …

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liberal senator eric abetz israel folau

Liberal senator Eric Abetz wants an investigation into Rugby Australia’s sacking of Israel Folau as Coalition MPs push for “religious freedom” laws. Rugby Australia terminated Folau’s $4 million contract last month after an Instagram post claiming “hell awaits” gay people. Abetz asked the Fair Work Ombudsman and the Human Rights Commission to investigate the decision …

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nationals coalition mp Barnaby Joyce

Some Coalition MPs have said they will push for stronger “religious freedom” laws after the party’s election result this month, alarming LGBTIQ advocates. Former Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce told Nine newspapers he wants religious beliefs to be exempt from employment contracts. The laws would protect anti-gay views including rugby player Israel Folau’s comments that led …

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