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City of Stonnington promises religious freedom ‘for now’

6 January 2023

10:00 AM

6 January 2023

10:00 AM

Victorian activists are insisting that Christians should be banned from renting public spaces for worship services because their views on homosexuality are at odds with local council diversity and inclusion commitments.

The argument goes like this:

The City of Stonnington in Melbourne’s south east has signed up to an LGBTQ+ inclusion plan.

Their decision to sign the Local Government Rainbow Pledge a couple of years ago was promoted with great fanfare all over social media.

The councillors – elected to ensure bins are emptied and potholes are fixed – promised to fly the rainbow flag, create an LGBTQ+ advisory committee, create an LGBTQ+ action plan, and...

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