Lyle Shelton calls marriage equality “snobbery”

Lyle Shelton, spokesperson for the Coalition for Marriage and the Managing Director of the Australian Christian Lobby, has described marriage equality as “snobbery”.

Speaking at an event in Coffs Harbour on Thursday night, Shelton told an audience that very few countries in the world had legislation to allow same sex couples to wed.

“There’s only about 20 or so out of 200 that have redefined marriage. It’s only a few Western countries that have decided they’re better than the millennia of human history and anthropology, so they redefined marriage,” Shelton said.

“I think we’re showing a lot of chronological snobbery in a handful of countries in the west.”

Shelton’s comments were reported in the Coffs Coast Advocate. During his talk the ACL leader said that allowing same sex couples to marry would lead to many unintended consequences across Australian society including ‘compulsory radical gay sex and gender education’ and a loss of freedom of speech and freedom of religion.

The Leader of the Australian Christian Lobby has been focusing his fight against allowing gay couples to marry on regional areas in the final days of the marriage postal survey.

Earlier in the week Shelton spoke at events in Wagga Wagga and Albury Woodonga.

OIP Staff


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