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Australian Christian Lobby rallies against Drag Queen Storytime

Australian Christian Lobby rallies against Drag Queen Storytime

The Australian Christian Lobby has launched a new campaign calling for Drag Queen story time events to be banned saying it is putting adult entertainment in front of children. The new push against drag queens reading children’s books comes as the Palmerston library in the Northern Territory holds an event featuring local performers reading age […]

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ACL labels drag show in Sydney’s Pitt St Mall “pornography”

ACL labels drag show in Sydney’s Pitt St Mall “pornography”

The Australian Christian Lobby has raised concerns about shopping centre company Westfield hosting a drag show in Sydney’s Pitt Street Mall. Drag performer Maxi Shield and friends are set to give a lunchtime performance on Friday, the day before the 40th Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Wendy Francis, head of the Australian Christian Lobby’s […]

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‘No’ campaign launches app to inspire volunteers

‘No’ campaign launches app to inspire volunteers

The Coalition for Marriage has launched a phone app to draw support for their campaign against marriage equality. The app, named Freedom Team, encourages supporters to undertake tasks to promote the ‘No’ campaign, and for each task supporters gain points. The top supporters are listed on a leader board. Points can be earned by reading […]

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Confrontational protests over Safe Schools at Brisbane Church

Confrontational protests over Safe Schools at Brisbane Church

Students in Brisbane have clashed with people hoping to attend an anti-Safe Schools seminar at a Catholic Church. The seminar titled Safe Schools: Education or Social Engineering? was being presented by the Knights of the Southern Cross, a fraternal order of the Catholic Church. In its promotion of the event St Michael’s church in Dorrington claimed that the […]

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ACL angry at Queensland police for taking part in IDAHoBiT Day

ACL angry at Queensland police for taking part in IDAHoBiT Day

The Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) has complained about Queensland Police supporting International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHoBiT). Wendy Francis, the ACL’s Queensland Director, has said it is inappropriate for police to be seen wearing a rainbow coloured lanyard. Francis said the rainbow lanyard is an endorsement of marriage equality, and “re-shaping” society’s understanding […]

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Volley pull safe sex campaign following ACL complaints

Volley pull safe sex campaign following ACL complaints

Shoe manufacturer Volley have voluntarily removed their entire #grassroots campaign after the Australian Advertising Standards Bureau (ASB) ruled some of the images utilised were too sexual. The campaign which aimed to bring attention to safe sex was heavily criticised by the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) who argued that children and unsuspecting clients could inadvertently be […]

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Australian Christian Lobby against removal of ‘gay panic’ defence

The Australian Christian Lobby has appeared before a parliamentary committee in Queensland to argue against the removal of ‘gay panic’ defences from the state’s legal system. ‘Gay Panic’ defences have been used in the past to justify violent murders and assaults because the defendants has claimed that they believed the victim was a homosexual person […]

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Australian Christian Lobby up in arms about Volley’s safe sex campaign

Australian Christian Lobby up in arms about Volley’s safe sex campaign

The Australian Christian Lobby is calling on sports show manufacturer Volley to remove an advertising campaign from it’s website. The #grassroots campaign is a collaboration between Volley and condom manufacturer Ansell. Volley describe the campaign as one that celebrates sexual expression and promotes safe sex. Wendy Francis, former Family First candidate who is the Australian […]

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Queensland to allow adoption for same sex couples

Queensland to allow adoption for same sex couples

The Queensland government has announced it will remove discriminatory laws that stop gay and lesbian couples from adopting children. Communities Minister Shannon Fentiman made the announcement today following a wide-ranging review of the state’s Adoption Act. “I am proud we are removing one of the last discriminatory barriers that prevents LGBTI Queenslanders from being able […]

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Australian Christian Lobby: ABC should keep rainbow politics out of ‘Play School’

The Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) has called on Communication Minister Mitch Fifeld to encourage the ABC to stop exposing children to “rainbow politics” after the children’s show ‘Play School‘ featuring a segment with same sex parents. ACL spokesperson Wendy Francis said children should not be exposed to images of two men raising a daughter, “As a grandmother […]

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