If ever the desperate need for principled public leadership was on display it was during the infamous November 4 episode of ABC1’s Q&A program.
Host Tony Jones presided over one hour of trashing everything that is beautiful and true about human relationships all in the name of ‘dangerous ideas’.
An anything goes approach to sex and a chilling disdain for the life of unborn babies (mandatory abortion to control the population) was celebrated and cheered.
American homosexual activist Dan Savage was crass and said things that would not be appropriate to repeat here as he and the other panellists pilloried the Christian intellectual Peter Hitchens, the bravest person at the Sydney Opera House that night.
Streaming the program from the internet, I felt like I was watching the disintegration of civil society unfold in front of my iPad.
Well, we can and should be righteously angry. But we need to do something. This is why ACL is launching its inaugural Gap Week next January for young people interested in politics, public policy, the law or media.
There is a place for an alternative cultural narrative in a free society. Gap Week aims to give young people a taste of theology, history and understanding of culture that will set them on a path of public leadership.
“Greatest massacre of Christians in Syria”: dozens killed in Islamist siege
From Barnabas Fund
Dozens of people were killed when Islamist rebels besieged the Christian towns of Saddad and Haffar in Syria. As churches, homes and schools were looted and destroyed, 2,500 families fled while 1,500 were held as a human shield.
Elizabeth Kendal on the Political Spot about persecution in Eritrea
Elizabeth Kendal is a religious liberty analyst. In this interview with ACL’s Katherine Spackman she talks about the situation in Eritrea and the persecution of Christians in that East African country.
Rod McGarvie on the political spot about new role with ACL
Rod McGarvie is the newly appointed Chief of Staff at the Australian Christian Lobby. In this interview with ACL’s Katherine Spackman he chats briefly about his career working in the Army, Wycliffe Bible Translators and most recently attempting to enter politics.