“Safe Schools” still not safe

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“Safe Schools” an election issue

by Lyle Shelton

As I sit writing today’s blog from a McDonalds in Seven Hills, Sydney, (such is the life of a roving Christian lobbyist) I’m hoping to keep a lower profile this week.

Last week’s missive went viral after some media outlets said I was comparing gay marriage to the Holocaust, something I would never do.

Channel 10’s The Project interviewed me.

“Safe Schools” told The Project I was telling fibs about its content. You can be the judge of that.


Special message from Lyle Shelton

Right now, there are some big political battles on our horizon. Certainly, the marriage debate is one crucial battle. But so is the upcoming election, which could impact so many of the issues affecting our culture.
That’s why we need your help to meet a $303,890 financial-year-end goal to ensure ACL is able to continue the battle to protect the values that you and I hold dear. 
By helping ACL meet this crucial goal, you’ll release the ACL team to bring influence where it counts, urging politicians and voters to uphold Christian values in our nation. And that’s critically important! 
So thank you for giving generously below – and letting your voice for values be heard!


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