As the marriage debate comes to an end, Pastor Brett Ryan offers advice on mending strained relationships, and loving those who disagree with you.
Many Aboriginal elders are worried about how same-sex marriage could affect their traditional kinship structure, handed down over thousands of years.
Freedom of religion is not simply about religion. It’s about the freedom not to be forced by the state to go against our consciences.
Marriage: Is it just a simple union of two individuals or something greater? Is it Individualism or does it also involve children and the broader culture?
“Even in Nigeria I had better freedom of speech than [I have] now,” Councillor Amadi says, regarding changes in the UK law regarding same-sex marriage.
Will the call for tolerance of different positions change to a forced acceptance of one position in the same-sex marriage debate?
A lot of Aussies aren’t sure why it’s a big issue. James Parker a former gay activist, explains why changing the marriage act is is actually a big deal.
“The impacts on any change made to your existing charter freedoms is complex and needs careful consideration”, encourages Civil Rights Lawyer
Maybe Australia will be the first country in the Western world to walk that impossible, difficult line between freedom of religion and privacy rights.
“The argument for equality rights has become inflated to such a degree that we’re now willing to use it against religious freedom”.