Did you ever think you would live in a country that makes people criminals for expressing why babies should not be harmed?
As Christians, we take the teachings of Jesus seriously. He tells us to be salt and light, to be witnesses of truth wherever we are. He tells us not to hide, but to go and make disciples for him through our lives.
We all know it can a difficult thing but what could it cost you?
The Australian Christian Lobby cautiously welcomed news today that Australian Wallabies player, Israel Folau, has not been disciplined for making social media comments expressing mainstream religious beliefs.
Reports today that Qantas is considering withdrawingits sponsorship for the Wallabies because of Israel Folau’s recent comments about homosexuality are the latest example of the national carrier’s attempts to marginalise Christians.
We once thought these stories lay at the fringes. Passing fads that could never take hold. Amusements to be mocked and passed over.
Yesterday The Australian reported that the University of Sydney Union, one of Australia’s most prestigious debating clubs, will field teams in 2018 that are comprised mostly of “non-cis-males, wom*n, and persons marginalised by white supremacy.”
Fiona Patten’s Charities Amendment Bill, which seeks to remove ‘the advancement of religion’ as a charitable cause will erode the ability of faith-based congregations to serve the poor and the needy, warns the Australian Christian Lobby.
Christians in Ancient Rome were regarded with deep suspicion.
They did not attend the pagan temples or participate in their rituals and activities.
These were the centres of community. Participation made you “one of us.” It granted you society’s seal of acceptance.
The Australian Christian Lobby and the Human Rights Law Alliance provided a joint submission to the Ruddock Review.
Until last week, Sky News’ Paul Murray supported the same-sex marriage campaign.
But the goodwill is fading. Speaking on his nightly program, Murray conceded what we have always forewarned: rainbow advocates are now asking for all protections for religious freedom to be “blown up.”
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