Australia and New Zealand

Australian PM slams ‘gutless keyboard warriors’ who mocked his Christian faith

Originally published in Stuff New Zealand Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has denounced “disgusting” critics who likened his worshipping at a weekend church service to the Nazi salute, in a broader stinging attack on “grubs” and “gutless keyboard warriors”. Morrison, who along with Labor leader Bill Shorten temporarily suspended the […]

Australia’s new PM is Pentecostal Christian

Originally published in Breaking Christian News Scott Morrison, the new prime minister of Australia, brings something extra to the country’s highest position—his Christian faith. Morrison, who had previously been the country’s treasurer, was sworn in on Friday as Australia’s sixth prime minister in 11 years after a political rift among […]

New Zealand’s Anglican Church to bless same-sex marriages

Originally published in Christian Today New Zealand’s Anglican Church will bless same-sex relationships after a landmark vote yesterday morning. The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia stopped short of permitting gay marriages in church but will allow ministers to bless couples in same-sex civil marriages or civil unions. […]

Australian churches vandalised by same-sex marriage supporters

Originally published in The Christian Institute Christians who hold a biblical view of marriage are “bigots” and should be ‘crucified’, according to same-sex marriage supporters who vandalised churches in Australia. Last week, two churches in Melbourne were daubed with graffiti including a Nazi swastika. It is the latest in a […]

Sydney diocese donates R13.5m to No campaign in same-sex marriage poll

Originally published in Virtue Online The Anglican Diocese of Sydney has donated roughly R13.5-million to fund the campaign against same-sex marriage in Australia. The Archbishop of Sydney, Glenn Davies, confirmed on Monday his heavily conservative diocese, the largest in the country, had backed the No campaign in Australia’s forthcoming postal […]

Jesus, Christmas cards could soon be banned in Australian schools

Originally published in Christian Today School kids who talk about Jesus or exchange Christmas cards with classmates could find themselves penalised under new proposals that would clamp down on references to Christianity on school campuses. The Australian reports that an unofficial policy is being floated among Queensland education officials to […]