“South Australia proposes the most radical form of decriminalisation, that is to take off any control at all.” – ACL South Australia director Christopher Brohier
A bill to legalise prostitution has passed the South Australian Upper House and is now on the notice paper in the lower house for 3 August 2017.
This week on Voice for Values, Australian Christian Lobby media director, Gary Kleyn, speaks with ACL South Australian Director, Christopher Brohier, about the push to legalise prostitution.
This week on Voice for Values, Lyle Shelton, Managing Director of the Australian Christian Lobby, interviews Jeffery Ventrella from the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) in the USA.
In this episode, Jeffery Ventrella discusses the United States Supreme Court Trinity Lutheran decision which ruled 7:2 that it is unconstitutional for the state to treat churches and other religious organizations worse than everyone else simply because they are religious.
Ventrella also discusses the case of Jack Phillips Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission), a cake baker who came under attack when he respectfully declined to create a wedding cake celebrating a same-sex marriage, even though same-sex marriage was not recognized at the time in Colorado where Masterpiece Cakeshop is located. On June 26, 2017 the court granted a review of the case and oral arguments on the case will likely be scheduled for some time later in 2017.
Who is Alliance Defending Freedom?
ADF is an international alliance-building legal organization that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith. ADF unites attorneys, ministry leaders, pastors, and like-minded organizations in a common purpose, a shared commitment to defending religious liberty, the sanctity of life, and marriage and family.
This week on Voice for Values, Lyle Shelton, Managing Director of the Australian Christian Lobby, interviews ACL Victorian Director Dan Flynn about the protests against tennis legend Margaret Court. In part two of the episode they discuss the latest lobbying efforts by ACL against euthanasia.
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This week on Voice for Values, Lyle Shelton, Managing Director of the Australian Christian Lobby, continues his chat with Dutch author and former homosexual activist Richard Oostrum about his journey to Christ from living an active homosexual lifestyle.
The conversation picks up from where they left off on last week’s Voice for Values, where Richard was explaining how he came to find peace through reading the scriptures and the love shown towards him as he drank coffee with a Christian.
The conversation took place whilst Lyle and Richard were both abroad in South Korea attending the Global Forum on the Family.
Catch up on Part 1 here.
This week on Voice for Values, Lyle Shelton, Managing Director of the Australian Christian Lobby, chats with Dutch author Richard Oostrum about his journey to Christ from an active homosexual lifestyle.
Stay tuned until next week when Richard will tell the rest of his story in part 2.
On this week’s episode of Voice for Values, ACL managing director Lyle Shelton packs-in two weighty interviews from his trip to Budapest, Hungary.
In part one, Lyle chats with Lila Rose from pro-life organization Live Action about the defunding of Planned Parenthood in the USA and the work of the Centre for Medical progress in exposing the lies of abortionists. Lila shared with Lyle the work of Live Action in providing “smart, compelling, facts” for people around the world to educate about the horror of abortion.
When asked about 9.5 million dollars of Australian Aid going to IPPF affiliates in the Pacific, and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop’s attempt to say the money won’t be provided for abortion, Lila said “if you give money to abortionists, you give money to abortion.”
She even had a message for the Australian Government: “Stop giving money to those that make a mockery of women and kill children committing human rights abuses… Any friend of abortion should not receive a single cent of international money”.
In part two, Lyle chats with Robert Lopez, one of the petitioners who filed an Amici Curiae brief in the Obergefell v. Hodges case, the case which led to redefinition of marriage in the USA.
Lopez was raised by his mother who was in a same-sex relationship and shared with Lyle his concerns about same-sex parenting and growing up without a father. “That is not an experience that I could in good faith allow the state to impose unnecessarily on other people, it is a loss,” he said.
They also discussed the growing intolerance from the same-sex lobby to anyone who disagrees with same-sex parenting and the redefinition of marriage.
“I never anticipated that the gay community would become as aggressive as it became, not only about raising their children after a divorce, but also going to adoption agencies and expecting to be given a child as a right.”
Lopez articulated the beauty of God’s design for human sexuality: “Christianity tells a story about what our purpose is sexually and what we were designed for. It’s a story that makes sense. It’s a story that is true and it’s beautiful. The idea of finding a helpmate, of the other half of humanity and coming together and becoming one flesh and flourishing, that’s something that you’re denying yourself if you go into this very enclosed claustrophobic world of homosexuality… Even if they feel an urge or an appetite, that is not what your soul yearns for.”
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On this week’s episode of Voice for Values, Lyle Shelton chats with the Hon. Paul Green from the NSW Upper House about the parliamentary inquiry into human trafficking.
Catholic and independent schools may be targeted next by the Victorian Government, warns Victorian Opposition Leader Matthew Guy after the Andrews Government has indicated the controversial Safe Schools program will be mandatory in all state secondary schools by 2018.
On this week’s episode of Voice for Values, Lyle Shelton chats with Genevieve Gilbert, a former prostitute who left the sex industry and later founded a Christian ministry, Pink Cross, which helps those looking for a way out.
On this week’s Voice for Values, Lyle Shelton speaks with Hetty Johnston from Bravehearts about child sexual abuse.
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