Australian Christian Lobby




30 October 2014



It’s been a big week.

No doubt you’ve heard about the controversy surrounding Bill Shorten’s speech to our National Conference.

Thank you for your prayers.

We felt it was important to correct the record after Mr Shorten’s speech.

You can watch Lyle Shelton’s response, on stage, to Mr Shoten in this short clip from the conference.

And in this blog, Lyle explains why we invited Bill Shorten to speak at our National Conference.

Thanks again for your support and for your prayers for the conference.


The ACL Team



Last chance to be a part of Solidarity Sunday

2 November 2014

Now over 600 churches have signed up to be a part of Solidarity Sunday.

This day will be an important and unique opportunity for Christians to unite in prayer, raise awareness and rejoice in hope as we consider our persecuted brothers and sisters overseas.

Make sure your church doesn’t miss out on being a part of this important day.

Why we invited Bill Shorten to our National Conference

By Lyle Shelton

Enormous pressure was put on him to stay away, such is the antipathy to free speech of many of those seeking to redefine marriage.

When this failed, a vicious social media campaign was organised to have the venue, the Hyatt Hotel, cancel our conference.

Read why Mr Shorten’s speech was so important.

Why its important to stand in solidarity with the persecuted

South Australian Liberal Senator David Fawcett made an important speech about persecuted religions on Wednesdaynight.

During his speech, Senator Fawcett encouraged people to take part in Solidarity Sunday. And event organised by ACL to unite the church and raise local awareness about global persecution.

Read and watch the speech

ACL welcomes Bill Shorten to 2014 National Conference


The Australian Christian Lobby today welcomed Opposition Leader Bill Shorten to its 2014 National Conference in Canberra.

Managing Director Lyle Shelton said ACL was grateful for Mr Shorten’s engagement with ACL and the Christian constituency.

Read the media release

Why religious freedom will be the next key battleground

Alliance Defending Freedom’s Roger Kiska talks to Daniel Simon about the looming threats to religious freedom.

Listen to the interview

ACL urges vote for candidates supporting doctors’ freedom of conscience

By Dan Flynn

With both the Premier and the Opposition leader giving the green light to a private members bill on doctors’ conscience in abortion, the Australian Christian Lobby has urged voters to vote for pro freedom of conscience candidates regardless of party.

Read more

Lyle Shelton reflects on the best National Conference ever

Lyle Shelton shares his thoughts about the weekend, including on the controversial comments made by Opposition Leader Bill Shorten.

Listen to Lyle’s interview

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For the diary – a selection of upcoming events

31 October – Conference, Freedom of Religion, QLD

2 November – Solidarity Sunday, All states 

10 November – An evening with Graham Power, G20 Event in Qld

13 November – Important Conversations Q&A panel G20 Event in Qld

14-16 November – Conference, Caring for the garden in a fallen world, NSW

16 November – G20 Church service with Hon John Anderson, Qld