As Australia faces a postal survey on same-sex marriage, we are seeing a steady stream of articles arguing the Yes or No case. Many on the No side are prone to citing the Bible or appealing to “biblical values”. But what does the Bible actually say about human sexuality […]
Same-sex marriage is a logical extension of the acceptance of homosexuality; conversely, the denial of marriage rites is an indication of failure to accept homosexuality. The Rev. Gary D. Bouma is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Monash University, and Associate Priest at St. John’s Anglican Church, East Malvern, Victoria. […]
Australian Christians supporting marriage equality, opposing plebiscite, and calling for a free vote in parliament. Interviewed by Joe O’Brien. Opposing viewpoint by ACL.
As Australia’s politicians again teeter on the edge of deciding to decide about marriage equality, there are those who will want to give the impression that Christians are all (or mostly) singing from the same hymn sheet on this. We are not. The hymn sheet itself has undergone major […]
A group of Christian leaders and academics today welcomed the much-anticipated Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Bill 2017, opposing any form of plebiscite and instead urging the Parliament to make it law through a free vote in the Australian Parliament. Anglican Dean of Brisbane, Rev Dr Peter Catt […]
How should Christians apologise for contributing to the hurt, discrimination and exclusion of LGBTIQ+ people by the church and in society generally. What form should an apology take? Credit: MarijaRadovic / Getty Images Rosie Clare Shorter is a postgraduate student in Cultural Studies at Macquarie University. Recently, I’ve been […]
Can a public conversation get any worse? You’d be forgiven for despairing about the current state of the marriage equality debate. Recently a coalition of everyday Christians has come together under the name Equal Voices to change these dynamics. It is launching an apology to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, […]
Boiled down to basics, conservative Christians regard same gender sex is as an inter-personal, societal and ultimately religious contamination, which is abhorred by God. Credit: Vstock LLC / Getty Images Rev. Dr Keith Mascord is a founding member of the grassroots Christian movement Equal Voices . I often wonder […]