Posts Tagged ‘marriage equality’

MP’s God more Francis-like than ‘the blokes before him’

Thursday, March 4th, 2021
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Wairarapa MP, Kieran McAnulty, says his distancing from the Catholic Church is due to the marriage equality debates. Born and raised Catholic, McAnulty likes Pope Francis but says his regular relationship with the Church is a little strained. “The marriage equality debates started and I just felt that the Church at the time didn’t reflect Read more

Swiss diocese semi-ok with same sex marriage

Monday, September 16th, 2019

Switzerland’s largest Roman Catholic diocese says it will welcome the arrival of civil marriage equality if the Swiss National Council passes legislation allowing it. The Council is tipped to consider the issue within the next few months. Given that the civil law changes, the Diocese of Basel says it will bless same-sex unions, as long Read more

Is safe to mix your beer with your Bible?

Monday, March 20th, 2017

It’s a scene you can imagine happening at any backyard barbecue in Australia: three mates having a friendly discussion about same-sex marriage over a beer. Not much to get wound up about, right? Bible Society Australia has teamed up with Coopers Premium Light to  produce a video an openly gay agnostic, and a Christian conservative, debate Read more

United Nations new Secretary General against abortion, marriage equality and gay rights

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

United Nations new Secretary General Antonio Guterres’s appointment is not everyone’s choice. The ninth man to lead the UN in its 71-year history has drawn opposition from gay rights and women’s groups. Guterres will replace Ban Ki-moon when he retires at the end of December. The devout Catholic is against abortion, marriage equality and gay Read more

Religious freedom and the marriage equality debate

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

The future of religious freedom in Australia is in the hands of religious faiths, not its secularist opponents. Last week, the Catholic Archbishop of Sydney, Anthony Fisher, delivered the Centre for Independent Studies’ Acton Lecture titled “Should bakers be required to bake gay wedding cakes?” Fisher raised a range of challenges facing religious liberty in Read more