Thursday, November 1, 2018

Anglican church told to apologise for marriage vote conduct rather than 'legalise bullying'

From The Guardian-

The Sydney Anglican church should apologise for its conduct in the marriage law postal survey, rather than lobby to “legalise bullying against LGBTIQ students”, the independent New South Wales MP and Equality Campaign co-chair Alex Greenwich has said.

Greenwich issued a stinging rebuke after a group of 34 Anglican principals demanded exemptions from discrimination law be preserved until a positive right to freedom of religion was created, saying the church should repair its relationship with the LGBTIQ community after “knowingly” harming it in the campaign.

Greenwich has written to Michael Stead, the bishop of South Sydney, seeking a formal apology from the Anglican church – which donated $1m to the Coalition for Marriage campaign against same-sex marriage – for “harmful and damaging conduct” in the postal survey.

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