The Anglican Archbishop of Sydney has branded radical same-sex marriage campaigners as a “barge of bullies” who are swamping the public debate with an “introspective, authoritarian denial of free speech”.
Writing in The Australian today, Glenn Davies says the corporate world in Australia has been “press-ganged” into supporting marriage equality and backing diversity by gay activists. “What kind of diversity is so monochrome that it does not allow differing expressions of opinion in the debate?” he says. “This narrow-minded, freedom-restricting carping is what the same-sex marriage campaign has come to.”
The Australian revealed last week that IBM Australia managing partner Mark Allaby had been targeted in a social media campaign after activists learned he had ties to a Christian internship program at the Lachlan Macquarie Institute.
The charity, as well as the Australian Christian Lobby, was granted official permission to keep its board members’ names secret on the grounds of “public safety” after sustained abuse.