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".

The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), founded in 1994 to fund anti-LGBTI litigation, was formally designated a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Centre last year for its: