The Australian Christian Lobby today expressed disappointment with Rugby Australia’s decision to terminate Israel Folau’s contract.
While many of us (over 28,000) in fact, have signed ACL’s open letter of support to Israel Folau, Peter and Kath Stevens along with their friends have gone a step further and actually stood in public for Izzy. Last Saturday Peter and a group of friends stood near the busy Blackwood roundabout in Adelaide with a sign “Freedom of Speech in Chains.”
The Australian Christian Lobby continues to stand with Israel Folau and maintains that he has a right to express his beliefs.
“The decision by Rugby Australia means that quoting a bible verse is now considered a high-level breach against their code of conduct,” said ACL managing director Martyn Iles.
Conversion can be described – wholly or partly – in many ways.
Repentance, faith in Christ, regeneration, new birth, salvation, made alive, translated, sanctified, washed… To name a few.
But a word that does not describe conversion is “therapy.”
The truth of Easter speaks to the very attacks which have overshadowed it.
As most will know by now, at least three Sri Lankan hotels and three churches were bombed during Easter services at the weekend. Roughly 300 are dead, 450 wounded.
We must pray for these people in the hour of their suffering, and for their persecutors, as Jesus reminded us to do.
But Sri Lanka speaks of a reality that’s common on the global scene.
“I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to all who believe…” (Rom 1:16)
There was once a society very similar to our own.
Children were seen as a burden. They were routinely left to die in the hours after their birth, for the convenience of their parents, in a primitive abortion-like practice.
The Australian Christian Lobby welcomes the recent announcement that the federal election will be held on 18 May.
The Australian Christian Lobby has expressed deep disappointment with Rugby Australia over plans to sack Israel Folau just for stating his beliefs.
The Australian Christian Lobby stands with Israel Folau and supports his right to express his beliefs.
Just because a law exists in a statute or precedent does not make it right.
Psalm 94:20 speaks of “wicked rulers… who frame injustice by statute,” making a clear distinction between what is right, and what is law.
Most people resonate with that idea.
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