ACL’s June Viewpoint magazine goes beyond the rhetoric and spin to outline in detail what’s really behind the highly emotive but often misunderstood topics of same-sex marriage, school chaplaincy and the proposed new charities commission.

The Australian Family Association’s Terri Kelleher debates the same-sex issue with Rodney Croome from Marriage Equality. The Family Association outlines a compelling and thoughtful argument as to why marriage can only be between a man and a woman, and highlights the risks and implications of allowing same-sex marriage.

Scripture Union Queensland’s Tim Mander skilfully defends school chaplaincy against Greens MP John Kaye, a vocal opponent of any form of religious teaching or pastoral care in schools. Tim details the long and proud history of chaplaincy in schools, as well as in the military and in sporting clubs, and says school chaplaincy is effective and wanted by most school principals.

Not-for-profit specialists, Elizabeth Turnour from Moores Legal and Louise Steer from the Fundraising Institute of Australia outline the implications for churches and charities of the Government’s new charities commission, including taxing commercial activities, while Senator Doug Cameron explains why charities and churches should be more highly regulated.

The June issue also highlights the crisis affecting Australia’s children, and the implications of the Greens having control of the Senate from July 1.

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