Fred Nile’s Christian Democratic Party has expelled its only other state MP, Reverend Gordon Moyes, who hit back at the party’s anti-gay policies as unchristian.
Blaming same-sex couples for society’s problems, like the Victorian bushfires, was turning the CDP into an isolated cult, Moyes said.
As a Christian I have no right to rule over what other people who reject Christian standards and beliefs do or not do, Moyes told Sydney Star Observer.
I do not believe in vilifying groups of people.
Counselling and outreach should be offered, not vilification, he explained.
I have conducted for many years outreach programs to help people with all sorts of personal issues including gender issues.
Since being expelled in April, Moyes has slammed Nile’s cult of personality on his parliamentary website.
Fred’s self-declared macro policies of -˜Anti-Muslim and Anti-Gay’ are not supported by any major Christian denomination, Moyes wrote.
In fact all mainstream Christian church bodies and councils, including the conservative NSW Council of Churches and the Baptist Union of Australia, believe the policies not to be Christian.
Such a cult [as Nile’s] holds beliefs and practices that are not held by mainstream Christianity. Social ills are commonly blamed on lesbians and same-sex couples or Muslims, despite a total lack of evidence for these claims.
Moyes, whose NSW Legislative Council seat is up for re-election in 2010, is considering joining Family First as its NSW Parliament representative.