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Pride in Peel join in growing opposition to ACL events in Western Australia

Pride in Peel join in growing opposition to ACL events in Western Australia

Pride in Peel have announced they stand with a growing number of local LGBTQIA+ groups in their opposition to the Australian Christian Lobby’s (ACL) attempts to host events around Western Australia. This week it was revealed that Perth Theatre Trust (PTT) have rejected applications from the ACL, who seek venues for their leader Martyn Iles’ The Truth Of […]

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Freedom of speech academic says WA needs civil anti-vilification laws

Freedom of speech academic says WA needs civil anti-vilification laws

LGBTI rights group just.equal Australia have backed the claim from University of Queensland freedom of speech expert, Professor Katharine Gelber, that the WA Government is taking the wrong approach to the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL). Professor Gerber (pictured above) says the disagreement between the political lobby group and the state government is the result of […]

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Margaret Court says all Australians need to stand up to Mark McGowan

Margaret Court says all Australians need to stand up to Mark McGowan

Evangelical church pastor Margaret Court says all Australians need to stand up to Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan. “I want to implore all Australians to stand in this time for freedom of speech.” Reverend Court said in a video posted to the Victory Life Centre’s YouTube page. The former tennis champion turned preacher said the […]

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Advocates praise Perth Theatre Trust for rejecting Australian Christian Lobby

Advocates praise Perth Theatre Trust for rejecting Australian Christian Lobby

Western Australian LGBTQIA+ advocates have announced their support for the Perth Theatre Trust (PTT) over their decision not to allow the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) to make use of their venues. It was revealed this week that the PTT had denied the ACL’s attempt to book the Albany Entertainment Centre this August as part of […]

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Australian Christian Lobby barred from Perth Theatre Trust venues

Australian Christian Lobby barred from Perth Theatre Trust venues

The Perth Theatre Trust has rejected bookings from the Australian Christian Lobby to present their ‘The Truth Of It – Live’ touring presentation. The presentation which has been touring the country sees the organisation’s Director Martyn Iles (pictured above) being interviewed live on stage about a wide range of issues including abortion, gay rights, same-sex […]

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Is Western Australia the safe haven for conversion practices?

Is Western Australia the safe haven for conversion practices?

Warning: This report contains mentions of conversion practices, sexual assault and suicide.  Western Australian based organisation True Identity, in collaboration with the Australian Christian Lobby, are pushing for the McGowan Government to resist introducing laws which would stop religious based counsellors from treating people for, what they describe as – unwanted same-sex attraction. Equality advocates […]

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Peter Abetz defends the Australian Christian Lobby’s ‘Real Lives’ program

Peter Abetz defends the Australian Christian Lobby’s ‘Real Lives’ program

Warning: This article contains mentions of conversion practices, sexual assault The Australian Christian Lobby’s State Director Peter Abetz has defended the ‘Real Lives’ program that it conducts in association with ‘ex-gay’ organisation True Identity. Speaking to Liam Bartlett on 6PR’s Mornings program Abetz said it was unfair to describe the program as promoting conversion practices. […]

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ACL’s Wendy Francis on consent, abstinence and conspiracy theories

ACL’s Wendy Francis on consent, abstinence and conspiracy theories

Wendy Francis from the Australian Christian Lobby has shared her thoughts on teaching children about consent, saying the government’s approach is fundamentally flawed. The ACL spokesperson says promoting abstinence should be at the centre of sex education, and claims there is a global conspiracy to remove the age of consent, accusing LGBTI groups of being […]

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Lyle Shelton to replace retiring Fred Nile in New South Wales parliament

Lyle Shelton to replace retiring Fred Nile in New South Wales parliament

Reverend Fred Nile, the leader of the Christian Democrats, has announced he’ll be retiring from the New South Wales parliament after forty years, and he’s nominating Lyle Shelton to be his replacement. Shelton, the former head of the Australian Christian Lobby and leader of the No campaign against marriage equality, previously unsuccessfully ran for a […]

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Trent Zimmerman tells Martyn Iles: “I have no intention of repenting being gay”

Trent Zimmerman tells Martyn Iles: “I have no intention of repenting being gay”

Federal Liberal MP Trent Zimmerman has a clear message for Martyn Iles, the head of the Australian Christian Lobby. “I have no intention of repenting being gay,” the Liberal member for North Sydney said during his appearance on the ABC’s Q+A program on Thursday night. The declaration came as Iles, the Managing Director of the […]

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