Aug 15, 2017

Leading Australian marriage equality opponent endorses US hate group

A leading group fighting marriage equality has endorsed a US hate group that campaigns to criminalise homosexuality.

Bernard Keane — Politics editor

Bernard Keane

Politics editor

Same Sex Marriage Australian Christian Lobby

One of the highest-profile campaigners against marriage equality, Lyle Shelton of the Australian Christian Lobby, has endorsed a US hate group that has campaigned for the criminalisation of homosexuality in the United States and internationally.

Last night, in response to questions from Crikey about whether the Australian Christian Lobby would accept help from the Alliance Defending Freedom during its campaign against marriage equality, Shelton declared that the ADF were “good people”.

Free Trial

Proudly annoying those in power since 2000.

Sign up for a FREE 21-day trial to keep reading and get the best of Crikey straight to your inbox

By starting a free trial, you agree to accept Crikey’s terms and conditions


Leave a comment

7 thoughts on “Leading Australian marriage equality opponent endorses US hate group

  1. Ken Dally

    “A man is known by the company he keeps” – Aesop

  2. leon knight

    What a piece of work he is, decent Christians must feel sick at the sight of him….

    1. MAC TEZ

      Many who see themselves as decent Christians would see him as doing a fine job. While many well meaning people embrace Christianity truly decent people would more likely see Christianity as the delusion it is.

  3. AR

    Sooner rather than later he will be outed.
    As with reformed smokers, junkies or drunks, can anyone so strident not be suffering serious internal conflicts and self repression?

  4. Barbara Haan

    Poor Lyle. Not only is he seriously deluded, he needs to see a skin specialist asap. Lots of pre-cancerous (at least) lesions lurking on his smug mug.

  5. [email protected]

    Such a pity there is no such thing as heaven and hell. THis guy would be a shoe in for the latter

  6. Stephen Doolan

    Sneezing on public transport without covering your face is a public health issue. So is being overweight or obese, affecting more than half the US population, and is a much greater public health problem than sodomy when considering the burden of disease. And the list could go on and on. If the ADF excuse for the criminalisation of sodomy is applied consistently to other public health issues then there will be an awful lot of banning to come.

Share this article with a friend

Just fill out the fields below and we'll send your friend a link to this article along with a message from you.

Your details

Your friend's details