Julian Porteous on Freedom for Faith

We are talking to Roman Catholic Archbishop of Tasmania Julian Porteuous.  He was taken to the anti-discrimination tribunal over a brochure that the Roman Catholic Bishops published on the meaning of marriage.

I thought it was a good brochure.

I was a well stated articulation of the classic Christian view of marriage.

Transgender Greens candidate Martine Delaney made the complaint.

Which she has now withdrawn.

Archbishop Porteous is on the line to process what was going on there….     And what that whole scenario means for Free Speech in Australia and Freedom of Religion in Australia.

Michael Kellahan on Freedom for Faith

There are winds of change in Great Britain at the moment on a spiritual front.

There’s a new report into the place of religion in modern society that has found that Britain is no longer a Christian country and should stop acting as if it is.

It’s the report of a two-year commission involving leading religious leaders from all faiths, calls for public life in Britain to be systematically de-Christianised.

It says that the decline of churchgoing and the rise of Islam and other faiths mean a "new settlement" is needed for religion in the UK, giving more official influence to non-religious voices and those of non-Christian faiths.

MICHEAL KELLEHAN is on the LINE.  He heads up Freedom for Faith in Australia.