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The Noosa Temple of Satan have launched a petition taking aim at the Australian Parliament’s “exclusionary” opening Christian prayers, ahead of the Morrison Government introducing the Religious Discrimination Bill. The Sunshine Coast-based Temple of Satan has made national headlines for their activism and commentary around the controversial legislation. The group held a Satanic Black Mass …

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The Australian Christian Lobby has threatened to sue after they were barred from holding a Western Australian event at a publicly-owned Albany venue. The Perth Theatre Trust, a government agency, operates several publicly-owned theatre venues across the state. Last month, the Trust reportedly barred the ACL from hiring the Albany Entertainment Centre or the Perth …

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Netflix has released a trailer for documentary Pray Away, featuring former leaders of the gay “conversion therapy” movement who have now denounced the movement they started. In the 1970s, five men struggling with being gay in their Evangelical church started a bible study to help each other leave the “homosexual lifestyle.” After receiving thousands of …

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Congregants at a regional New South Wales church have rallied to support a gay couple who are leaving the church over a dispute with clergy over their “unbiblical” same-sex marriage. Peter Sanders was the church organist at St Mary’s Anglican Church in West Armidale in northern New South Wales. He and his husband, who is …

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Queensland Liberal MP Warren Entsch has warned he’ll vote against his government’s controversial Religious Discrimination Bill if it undermines LGBTIQ rights. This month, federal Attorney-General Michaelia Cash said the long-delayed legislation would make a comeback by the end of the year. Speaking on LGBTIQ radio station JOY 94.9, Entsch declared he will cross the floor …

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Are you a Christian who is attracted to people of the same gender as yourself? Would you like to participate in a study aiming to understand your experience of Christianity? This study aims to explore the impact of Christian positions on homosexuality on people’s beliefs about their own sexuality. It will ask questions about your …

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Members of the Noosa Temple of Satan are going to the Supreme Court in a bid to allow Satanism to be taught in Queensland schools after the state government rejected them. Sunshine Coast activist Robin Bristow co-founded the Noosa Temple of Satan in 2019. He’s known within the group as Brother Samael Demo-Gorgon. On their …

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The federal government has voted down a Senate motion from the Greens calling for LGBTIQ consultation on the religious discrimination bill. Greens Senator Janet Rice put the motion forward in the Senate on Tuesday. It took aim at the Coalition MPs who recently voted in support of a failed One Nation motion condemning medical care …

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Attorney General Michaelia Cash has said the Morrison Government’s controversial religious discrimination bill will make a comeback by the end of the year. Senator Cash told The Australian she is meeting faith groups to consult on the legislation. She said she hopes to introduce it to parliament by December. “Our government takes the issue of …

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Lyle Shelton’s political ambitions seem stymied at every turn. Now, the recent triumph of his appointment to replace Fred Nile in the NSW Upper House has been tarnished by news that the Christian Democrats are in receivership. We can all only look back to Lyle and Fred’s big announcement through a veil of tears. Eternity …

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