Those on the Christian right in Australia once wielded considerable clout, but they are no longer in a position to bring the majority of Australians in line with their views.
Having historically positioned itself as ‘non-partisan’, the ACL’s recent campaigns reflect a return to its US roots, and perhaps hopes of achieving a similar polarising cultural shift in Australia.
Questions are being raised about the charitable nature of the ACL’s fundraising campaign for the rugby star.
For many people of faith, the very identity of Christianity is at stake in the battle over religious freedom. But not all Christians see it that way.
This doctrine is not for the fainthearted.
Some Australian Christians claim to be persecuted – this is not only wrong, it is an insult to thousands around the world who are at risk because of their religion.
We need to get beyond hyperbole and half-truths from those both for and against marriage equality, and go back to basics.
In the marriage equality debate as in any other, media outlets must balance the right to freedom of speech with the balance of evidence.
Pornography is having negative impacts on children and young people. And increased sexual violence among children is only the tip of the iceberg.
Not only is the Australian Christian Lobby losing relevance, it has had to appeal to Bill Shorten to pay attention to the group in the lead-up to the 2016 election.
The Australian Christian Lobby’s Lyle Shelton said he was concerned about body modification, gender reassignment surgery and future suicide risk. We check the research.