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Managing director of the Australian Christian Lobby Martyn Iles

The Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) has launched a petition calling on federal Labor not to ban the harmful practice of “gay conversion” therapy. The anti-transgender petition, which now has 19,000 signatures, hits out at Labor over the consultation draft of the party’s platform, set to be debated at their national conference in December. The draft …

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Australian Christian Lobby director Martyn Iles

The Australian Christian Lobby’s director has said that a ban on so-called “gay conversion” therapy is “totalitarian” and parents should be able to “counsel” children out of being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. “[‘LGBTI conversion therapy’] is an Orwellian phrase. It evokes images of electric shock treatments, bizarre rituals, and abuse,” managing director Martyn Iles …

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Former Australian Christian Lobby director and Queensland Senate candidate Lyle Shelton, screenshot

Soft drink manufacturer SodaStream has released a cute campaign celebrating rainbow families during Pride Month, but aspiring Queensland politician Lyle Shelton isn’t happy about it. June is Pride Month in the US and the company recently unveiled a special set of bottles and an animated video celebrating two pairs of same-sex parents and their children. …

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Former Australian Christian Lobby director and high-profile “no” campaigner Lyle Shelton will run for a Queensland Senate seat at the next federal election. Lyle Shelton quit as managing director of the Australian Christian Lobby in February to join the Australian Conservatives, after leading the unsuccessful “no” campaign in the marriage postal survey last year. Shelton …

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Australian Christian Lobby head Lyle Shelton has quit the organisation to pursue a career in politics at the next federal election. Shelton (pictured), one of the most high-profile “no” campaigners in last year’s marriage postal survey, announced on Saturday he was stepping down after five years as the ACL’s managing director to contest a seat …

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A push from the Australian Christian Lobby to exclude LGBTI programs and projects from the Sydney’s Inner West Council’s annual grants program has been rejected by a majority of councillors. Councillors voted to approve more than $67,000 in funding for 13 LGBTI programs for the upcoming year, including funding for Sydney’s first ever “Queer Formal” …

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