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A Fundamental and Dangerous Misunderstanding of Marriage

To say that the institution of marriage is undergoing an unusual crisis in our times would be a commonplace observation. Sociologists, psychologists, educators and all institutions that are involved with marriage and family are speaking to us sufficiently. However, in expressing their pessimistic views about marriage, they all begin from a starting point completely different from that of the theologian. ... Read More »

Not convinced by the hype, Australians want a more informed debate on changing the Marriage Act

Despite years of relentless media and celebrity championing of same-sex marriage, Australians still think it is a low order issue and want more informed debate. This morning’s release of a Sexton Marketing poll that found same-sex marriage ranked 13th of the political issues people were most concerned with. Australian Christian Lobby Managing Director Lyle Shelton said ACL-commissioned polling by JWS ... Read More »

Australian Marriage Alliance Media Release: “It’s Not Marriage”

SAME-SEX ‘MARRIAGE’ DISCRIMINATES AGAINST KIDS As Federal Parliament reconvenes, in a week that will see yet another same-sex ‘marriage’ Bill tabled, the Australian Marriage Forum has placed a full page Ad in The Australian, challenging the injustice of so-called “marriage equality”. “It is time to take the gay lobby down from their moral high horse”, said Dr David van Gend, ... Read More »


The U.S. state of Kentucky has begun imposing a religious test on volunteer pastor counselors in its youth division, insisting that they refrain from calling homosexuality “sinful” and dismissing those who cannot bend their religious faith to accommodate the state requirements. The policy was uncovered by Liberty Counsel, which has sent a letter to Bob Hayter, commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Juvenile ... Read More »

Nothing equal about this debate

THE homosexual marriage lobby likes to claim it plants its rainbow-coloured flags firmly on the summit of the high moral ground. Diversity has been its catch cry. But it is quick to stiffly opposing viewpoints. Like those of the new Marriage Alliance. The group, launched last weekend, supports the Marriage Act and wants to start a proper debate on same ... Read More »

UK MP calls for anti-terror laws be used to silence dissent on same-sex marriage

Calls this week by a UK Government MP for anti-terrorism legislation to be used to silence believers in traditional marriage should serve as a warning to Australian parliamentarians about where this political agenda is heading overseas. Mark Spencer, the Conservative MP for Sherwood recently said in a letter to a constituent that controversial new Extremism Disruption Orders should be used ... Read More »

Labor decision to expel supporters of man-woman only marriage signals new era of intolerance

Labor Party decides for Zero Tolerance The Same-sex marriage debate entered a new phase of intolerance with Labor voting to expel parliamentarians who advocate man-woman only marriage. In two parliaments time, Labor MPs and Senators who vote against redefining marriage will be expelled from the Party. Australian Christian Lobby Managing Director Lyle Shelton said this was devastating for the millions ... Read More »

Is this the ‘Wait-a-minute!’ moment in Australia’s marriage debate?

13 July 2015 – ACL Media Release Today’s editorial in The Australian and a commentary piece in the Weekend Australian by Editor-at-Large Paul Kelly represent welcome if not belated discussion about the consequences of legislating a new definition of marriage. Australian Christian Lobby Managing Director Lyle Shelton welcomed the raising of freedom of conscience and freedom of religion issues by the mainstream media. “We have ... Read More »

ROCOR Encyclical Statement on “Same-Sex Marriage”

When our Lord and God and Saviour Jesus Christ instructed His Apostles to render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s (Matthew 22:21), He foretold of the future what was already true in the days in the Roman Empire: that a Christian would never be one who sat dismissively apart from the world and ... Read More »