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Religious instruction scrapped from curriculum

Victorian schools will scrap special religious instruction from class time, with changes to the state’s curriculum throwing the future of the controversial program in doubt. The Andrews government has ordered that the weekly 30 minute program move to lunchtime and before and after school in 2016 to make way for new content on world histories, cultures, faiths and ethics. Classes that ... Read More »

Five Unelected US Judges overrule majority on Marriage

Yesterday’s decision by five US Supreme Court judges completed the undemocratic march to redefining marriage in America, the Australian Christian Lobby said today. “Australians should be thankful that our High Court has not resorted to divisive undemocratic judicial activism on marriage,” ACL Managing Director Lyle Shelton said. “If Australian activists for redefining marriage believe in democratic principles they will take ... Read More »

Supporters of man-woman marriage should not be labelled bigots

By Andrew Hinge The Australian Christian Lobby was today concerned at the intolerance and vandalism being shown to conscientious objectors of same-sex marriage and call for a mature public debate. Today it was reported that Australian Marriage Forum president, Dr David van Gend’s medical practice had been graffitied with the words “van Gend bigot”.  The attack follows abuse levelled at ... Read More »

Parliament needs to focus on consequences of changing marriage

Andrew Hinge If the Australian Parliament is to again consider changing the definition of marriage, protections for freedom of conscience and the rights of children must be part of any legislation, the Australian Christian Lobby said today. ACL Managing Director Lyle Shelton expressed disappointment at the apparent capitulation in the Parliament to the same-sex political agenda. “I say apparent capitulation ... Read More »

MP’s shouldn’t ‘own’ abolition of a child’s right to know their mum or dad

Lyle Shelton Parliamentarians planning to ‘own’ Bill Shorten’s same-sex marriage bill need to explain how they would protect the rights of children to know their biological parents. In abolishing “man and woman” in the Marriage Act, Australian Christian Lobby Managing Director Lyle Shelton said parliamentarians risked legislating one of the greatest injustices against the rights of children in modern times. ... Read More »

POLL SHOWS SUPPORT FOR SSM PLUMMETING

MEDIA RELEASE – Australian Christian Lobby 3 June 2015 The Australian Christian Lobby welcomed results of an Essential Research poll indicating support for same-sex marriage had plummeted a massive 13% since a Crosby|Textor poll in July 2014. ACL Managing Director Lyle Shelton said the results indicated that there is nothing inevitable about redefining marriage. “This is an extraordinary result,” Mr ... Read More »