This week, our Queensland director Wendy Francis launched a change.org petition calling on underwear retailer Bras N Things to stop their promotion of the brand Pl^yboy.
Within 24 hours, the petiton received over 2,000 signatures and caused Bras N Things to remove the posters from their shop windows. ACL’s Managing Director Lyle Shelton talks about this in today’s blog column.
In our weekly radio program, Ben Thurley from Micah Challenge chats about the current overseas aid inquiry.
Next Tuesday there’ll be a church service held in Sydney to mark the opening of the NSW parliament. If you’re able, we encourage you to show your support for our leaders by attending.
Pushing back on porn
By Lyle Shelton, Managing Director
At 7:07 last Friday morning my Bible reading was interrupted by an SMS from ACL’s Queensland director Wendy Francis. “A mainstream shop, bras and things [sic], have gone too far with their latest advertising. It’s a promo for playboy with a prize offered to go to the playboy mansion,” Wendy texted. Needless to say it was difficult to go back to reading the Bible. Wendy recommended a change.org petition be launched via social media that day.
ACL releases interview with Tas Liberal Leader Will Hodgman
ACL has released an exclusive video interview with Tasmanian Liberal Leader Will Hodgman about his position on issues of concern to Christians in the lead up to the state election. ACL’s Tasmanian Director Mark Brown said Labor Premier Lara Giddings declined the opportunity to be interviewed but has said she would supply a written response to the questions. Mr Brown said the 20 minute interview is available to watch on www.tasvotes.org.au.
Ben Thurley is the political engagement officer at Micah Challenge. In this interview with the ACL’s Katherine Spackman he talks about the current senate inquiry which is looking at the affect of the government’s decision to cut $4.5 Billion to international development.
Emily’s Voice will be hosting a one-day seminar in Brisbane for those who want to change culture, support women facing an unexpected or crisis pregnancy, or help those who are suffering as a result of pregnancy loss. Keynote speakers will be:
– Anne Lastman (pictured left), Founder, Victims of Abortion
– Paul O’Rourke, CEO, Emily’s Voice
– Helen Glen, Community Education Manager, Priceless Life Centre, Brisbane
You are invited to attend an interdenominational church service to mark 2014 Opening of NSW Parliament to be held at St Stephen’s Uniting Church, Macquarie St, Sydney on Tuesday 4th March 2014 commencing at 1pm until 1.45pm. The Anglican Archbishop of Sydney, the Most Rev Dr Glenn Davies, will be the preacher and other senior Sydney clergy will be taking part. The President and Speaker are participants in the service.