The Canberra Times has an aricle today about an ongoing issue, gay civil unions. It appears the Federal Government is going to backflip on their promise to allow the ACT to govern itself, because it also made a promise to the Australian Christian Lobby that it would oppose civil unions.
I find it curious that in this debate we have the Australian Christian Lobby on one side and the Australian Coalition for Equality on the other side. After all, Jesus taught tolerance; he hung out with lepers and tax collectors, and taught people to take care of the disadvantaged and love their enemy. I would have thought most Christians would be in favour of equality.
The ACL also claims that “Most Australians and certainly all Christians, have simply had enough of the increasingly rapid erosion of traditional family values and ethics in Australia. We are rightly proud of a country that has built an enviable reputation for tolerance and quality of life and has so much potential.” I refute the claim of “all Christians”, unless they think that by supporting gay civil unions you cannot call yourself a Christian. I also think we should continue to build on our “enviable reputation for tolerance” by allowing everyone to join in a civil union.