Not all Christians
Rev. Meredith Williams writes: Re. "On marraige equality and the plebiscite" (yesterday). I am a good Christian who goes to church every Sunday. In fact I am a Minister of Religion. And I object to being lumped in with right wing Christian people on this and many other issues. We don’t all think, speak and act alike. My understanding is that the Bible records no words of Jesus on the subject of homosexuality, and nowhere denounces the mutual, faithful, exclusive and life-enhancing love of two consenting adults of the same gender. (The Bible does, however, strongly condemn abusive, violent, enslaving and irresponsible sexual behaviour, mostly perpetrated by heterosexual males.) I eagerly look forward to the joy and privilege of celebrating the marriage of same-gender couples, and I believe I will have this privilege in the near future.