"The LGBTI war on religious freedom, where Christians are being dragged through the courts for wanting to live out their beliefs about marriage and gender, is now in hiatus," Australian Christian Lobby managing director Lyle Shelton said of US President Donald Trump's inauguration in a post to religious news website Eternity News on the weekend.

For the LGBTI community, the Australian Christian Lobby's war against them has never ceased. But now emboldened by Trump's victory in the United States, the lobby group has stepped up its campaign against LGBTI rights in murder cases, advocating in favour of damaging so-called "ex-gay therapy" or "conversion therapy", and also arguing that anyone should be able to discriminate against same-sex couples for whatever reason they want, but people who want to discriminate against same-sex couples should not be discriminated against.