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Below are various articles of public interest, including opinion pieces as well as church-endorsed statements. However, unless otherwise noted, opinions should be considered those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the local church or our denomination.

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A helpful statement on Biblical teaching regarding sexuality In August 2017 a number of Evangelical Christian leaders published the Nashville Statement, as a public testimony to the Bible’s teaching on sexuality and gender. The Statement was produced by the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (CBMW) in partnership with the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention (in the USA). It ...

Ultimately ‘Marriage Equality’ is not about marriage IF I was in a same-¬sex relationship I’m pretty sure I’d feel unfairly discriminated against. I may be thankful for the legislative changes that have removed discrimination in some areas, but I’d still feel unfairly discriminated against. The definition of marriage may soon change to honour and embrace relationships like mine. But still I’d feel unfairly discriminated ...

When it comes to same-sex marriage, play the issue not the person Peter Ellerton makes an excellent point, and yet seems to miss the mark, in his well-reasoned article “When it comes to same-sex marriage, not all views deserve respect” (ABC News, 17 Aug). He states it succinctly and beautifully: “people are worthy of respect, ideas are not” (or not necessarily). Ideas “need ...

Do we really want to stop bullying? Someone was shouting obscenities in my face, from only 10cm in front of me. Why? Because I was attending a peaceful rally in Civic Square to hear about the gender theory being taught in the “Safe Schools” program last Saturday (12 Aug). Unfortunately I could hardly hear ...