The Australian Christian Lobby has come out fighting against the Australian Press Council accusing it of suppressing freedom of speech.
Earlier this week the Press Council ruled that an article by Rev Dr Margaret Court was incorrect in asserting that sexuality was a choice and that Melbourne’s Herald Sun newspaper failed to provide appropriate balance when publishing the article online.
‘As the factual assertion about choice of sexuality was very probably inaccurate and potentially dangerous, the newspaper should either have edited it or published accompanying rebuttal (preferably from an authoritative source)’.
In a statement released by the Australian Christian Lobby, ACL Managing Director Jim Wallace said
‘Margaret Court’s view, which is shared by ACL and prominent scientists and sociologists, is entirely reasonable and uncontroversial.
‘This is an outrageous and lazy ruling which has handed a victory to homosexual activists who are aggressively intolerant of any position which does not line up with their views.
Mr Wallace asked that the Press Council immediately rescind their view.