Fiona Newton has started a change.org petition to prevent the Hillsong Schools Tour 2020 from visiting public schools and indoctrinating students into their Christian beliefs. …
“Israel Folau is the price we pay for free speech… he has the right to say it and I have a responsibility to oppose what he says.”
Folau also criticised churches for accepting same-sex marriage and called on his fellow Christians to stand up for God’s teachings.
Last year, the church’s national assembly agreed to give individual ministers the right to decide whether or not to perform same-sex marriages.
“We are a church that is not unfamiliar with persecution as we are made up of mostly members of the LGBT community”
“It’s deeply troubling that instead of seeking to repair the church’s relationship with the LGBTIQ community… your church is now seeking the power to legalise bullying against LGBTI students and teachers.”
“Because the federal government has changed its definition of marriage, the policy makes clear the church’s doctrine of marriage has not changed and that property use scenarios relate only to man and woman marriage.”
“The church has to grow with the times in order to properly survive. Otherwise, it won’t.”
The men were apparently so in the moment that police had to tap on the window to alert them that the officer could see what they were doing.