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rodney croome religious discrimination bill

LGBTIQ advocates Shelley Argent and Rodney Croome have called for Australians to keep up the pressure against the government’s controversial Religious Discrimination Bill in a new video. PFLAG spokesperson Shelley Argent said while COVID-19 had pushed the proposed legislation off the front pages, “it is very likely to return and we need to be ready.” …

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Thousands of people have signed a petition calling for a ban on an upcoming film featuring Michael Jackson’s daughter Paris Jackson as a female Jesus Christ. The indie film, titled Habit, completed filming before the COVID-19 lockdowns. It’s now in post-production, but has no release date yet. However, over 250,000 people have signed a Change.org …

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An Australian former Catholic nun has opened up about meeting her girlfriend in the convent, before homophobic condemnation forced the lesbian couple out of the church. Monica Hingston, who is a second cousin to George Pell, was a nun for 22 years before she fell in love with fellow nun Peg Moran. She told SBS’ …

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LGBTIQ faith advocate Anthony Venn-Brown has received the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours on Monday. Venn-Brown received the OAM for his services to Australia’s LGBTIQ community. For years he has worked within Christian churches of many denominations to advocate for acceptance and respect for LGBTIQ Australians of faith. …

the religious freedom bill

Scott Morrison this week postponed consideration of the Religious Freedom Bill. However, Rodney Croome, spokesperson for just.equal, says the threat to LGBTIQ Australians from discrimination masquerading as ‘religious freedom’ remains. The campaign against the Religious Discrimination Bill is working, but we must keep up the pressure if we are to see it scrapped. Last week …

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A new study led by a La Trobe University academic will investigate the impact of harmful LGBT “conversion therapy” in Australia. Dr Timothy Jones from the university will head a team researching how to better help survivors of the discredited practices. “Previous research has shown that attempts to change the sexual and gender orientation of …

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Police are hunting vandals responsible for vile antisemitic and homophobic graffiti at a Jewish-owned golf course in Melbourne. Cranbourne Golf Club’s management said staff and members found the graffiti on the club’s fourth green on Wednesday morning. Vandals had damaged the green by spray-painting Nazi swastikas, a homophobic slur and drawings of penises on the …

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The Australian Christian Lobby has demanded all levels of government ban public servants from declaring their preferred pronouns in staff email signatures. The group is furious that the City of Melbourne is giving staff the choice of adding a message about whether they’d like to be called “he, she or they” on internal emails. The …

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The Therapeutic Goods Administration has fined the Australian branch of a “healing church” more than $150,000 for promoting a solution containing industrial bleach as a cure for coronavirus and other ailments. The Genesis II Church of Health and Healing’s US leader Mark Grenon (pictured) sells chlorine dioxide as so-called Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS). Grenon’s church …

jereth kok melbourne doctor suspended australian christian lobby

The Australian Christian Lobby have begun campaigning for Dr Jereth Kok, a Melbourne GP suspended for social media posts appearing to endorse “racial and religious violence and genocide” and “demeaning” views against gay and transgender people. Last August, the Medical Board of Australia suspended Dr Kok (pictured) after complaints about his Facebook posts. Dr Kok …

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