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2 May 2013

In this issue:

Time to put ‘marriage equality’ to the people

Bestiality ad highlights need for government intervention

The World Congress of Families

Jim Wallace & Lyle Shelton’s interview on Open House about leadership changes at ACL

Dr Mark Hobart on the Political Spot about gender-selection abortions

Lyle Shelton on the Political Spot about same-sex marriage referendum

Steve Thomas on the Political Spot about social democracy

ACL’s Submission to the Sex Discrimination Amendment Bill

National Day of Thanksgiving – Saturday 25 May 2013

Moved house recently?

In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary

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Today we have advised of changes we are making at ACL that we believe will greatly increase our effectiveness. (watch my video address here)

You have all been part of amazing efforts in the last six months alone that have seen governments back down on changes to Anti-Discriminations legislation, commit to “G” ratings for billboards and of course defeat same-sex marriage by almost 2:1 vote – the best result in the Western world. And that’s to name just a few recent outcomes that ACL has had a very significant hand in.

But in all this we have realised that ACL must become more internationally connected, we simply can’t have successes here undermined by ground shifting overseas, and all the more with ever increasing challenges to religious freedom, not only where Christians are a minority , but even in the West.

To respond to this I have been appointed as the Deputy Chairman of ACL, with particular responsibility to build these international networks. Lyle Shelton, who has been my Chief of Staff for the last 6 years and has God given preparation through his experience as a journalist, youth pastor, local government councillor and political adviser, will succeed me as Managing Director.

Nick Overton, who served as our Tasmanian Director for 6 years, will be our new Chief of Staff. Nick returned from completing a Masters Degree at Regent College in Vancouver last October specifically to do this.

These changes have been over two years in the making, to ensure God’s purpose in them. Importantly we are all still here, and with our changed responsibilities will be ever more effective.

I look forward to your support for Lyle in the day to day operations as you have supported me so graciously and generously over the last 13 years, and to continuing to engage with you in my new role as we together strive to make Australia a more just, righteous and compassionate society.

God bless,

 

Jim Wallace
Deputy Chairman

 

 

Time to put ‘marriage equality’ to the people

If the majority of Australians support redefining marriage, as proponents say, then surely a referendum would decide the issue, according to the Australian Christian Lobby. This is what questions many Australians are seeking following Independent’ MP Tony Windsor’s call for a peoples’ vote.

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Bestiality ad highlights need for government intervention

Although we’ve managed to see an obscene billboard pulled down, the events in the last 24 hours still show that there is a long way to go in improving our public spaces.

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The World Congress of Families

The World Congress of Families (WCF) invites you to join them from 15 – 18 May in Sydney to explore how business, government, education, law, healthcare and the media can strengthen families for the benefit of society. The WCF seeks to restore the natural family as the fundamental social unit and the ‘seedbed’ of civil society. Note the discount offered for ACL supporters.

Cick here for more information

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Jim Wallace & Lyle Shelton’s interview on Open House about leadership changes at ACL

ACL’s Jim Wallace and Lyle Shelton speak to Leigh Hatcher on Open House about leadership changes in the organisation.

Read more plus audio interview

Dr Mark Hobart on the Political Spot about gender-selection abortions

Dr Mark Hobart is a Victorian Doctor. In this interview with the ACL’s Katherine Spackman he talks about how he was approached by a couple who wanted a referral for a gender-selected abortion. He says he had a conscientious objection to referring the couple to an abortion specialist.

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Lyle Shelton on the Political Spot about same-sex marriage referendum

Lyle Shelton is the Chief of Staff at the Australian Christian Lobby. In this interview with the ACL’s Katherine Spackman he talks about Independent MP Tony Windsor’s idea to have a referendum on same-sex marriage at the federal election this year.

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Steve Thomas on the Political Spot about social democracy

Steve Thomas is a political scientist. In this interview with the ACL’s Katherine Spackman Steve talks about social democracy as part of a political ideology series.

Read more plus audio interview

ACL’s Submission to the Sex Discrimination Amendment Bill

ACL has made a submission on the Sex Discrimination (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Status) Bill 2013.

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National Day of Thanksgiving – Saturday 25 May 2013

This year’s National Day of Thanksgiving will be on Saturday 25 May. This is a chance for Australians to come together to celebrate our God-given heritage, and to demonstrate the Christian values of honour, respect, thankfulness and gratitude towards others.

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Moved house recently?

In order to bring effect into politics on your behalf, ACL relies on accurate supporter details to get in contact with you when an issue requires a response. If any of your contact details have changed recently – address, email, phone – please let us know by replying to this email. Your contact information remains confidential to ACL.

In the media – a wrap up of the last week’s commentary

In the last week, the ACL has been quoted in the media issues such subsidising the abortion drug RU486, same-sex marriage referendum, Tasmanian elections, and a Foxtel billboard advertisement depicting bestiality.

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