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Australian Christian Lobby faces more protests as it tours the country

Australian Christian Lobby faces more protests as it tours the country

The Australian Christian Lobby has faced more protests this week as it wrapped up it tour regional centres in Western Australia and headed to Tasmania. Following a peaceful protest at the group’s Perth event, ACL leader Martyn Iles faced more protesters when he delivered his The Truth Of It talk in Bunbury earlier this week. Cassandra Hymers, […]

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ACL says claims from local LGBTQIA+ advocate are untrue

ACL says claims from local LGBTQIA+ advocate are untrue

  The WA State Director of the Australian Christian Lobby Peter Abetz has labelled claims made by local LGBTIQA+ rights advocate Paul van Lieshout Hunt as false and defamatory. The former Pride WA President, and current co-chair of the City of Perth’s LGBTIQA+ Inclusion Advisory Group, released a media statement following peaceful protests outside the Australian […]

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Peaceful protest outside RAC Arena as thousands flock to ACL event

Peaceful protest outside RAC Arena as thousands flock to ACL event

A small group of protesters from the LGBTIQA+ communities gathered outside RAC Arena on Saturday night as thousands of Western Australians flocked to The Truth Of It, a presentation from the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL). The presentation sees Martyn Iles, the Australian Christian Lobby’s Managing Director, answering questions about faith, politics and morality. Sharing the name […]

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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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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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Religious groups push fear campaign over possible WA conversion therapy bill

Religious groups push fear campaign over possible WA conversion therapy bill

ACL volunteer claims they’ve been told Victoria’s conversion therapy ban will see Western Australian pastors extradited to Victoria to face a decade in prison. On the 26th February former head of the Australian Christian Lobby Lyle Shelton was a guest on the 20Twenty program on Vision Radio Australia. The daily current affairs program commentary on […]

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Opponents of conversion therapy laws fight to stop them in WA

Opponents of conversion therapy laws fight to stop them in WA

Former Liberal MP Peter Abetz, who is now the WA director of the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL), says the McGowan Labor Government is considering introducing legislation to ban conversion therapy. “The McGowan government is seriously considering introducing legislation based on Victoria’s Change or Suppression (Conversion) Practices Bill 2020, which passed its final hurdle in the […]

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Court considering lodging equal opportunity complaint against Lotterywest

Court considering lodging equal opportunity complaint against Lotterywest

Margaret Court has told The West Australian that she’s considering taking out an equal opportunities complaint against Lotterywest after the funding body declined an application to buy a new freezer truck for the charity arm of her Victory Life Church. The Lotterywest board decided not to provide funding to Victory Life, instead provide funds to other […]

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Australian Christian Lobby calls for Perth drag story time to be cancelled

Australian Christian Lobby calls for Perth drag story time to be cancelled

The Australian Christian Lobby is demanding the City of Perth cancel a Drag Story Time event scheduled to take place in the city’s library on 13th November. The groups Western Australian Director, Peter Abetz, said the event was designed to normalise homosexuality and “transgenderism” and targeted young children. “There is no place at a family-friendly […]

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