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I really do try and make these News Updates shorter – but there are always so many issues to deal with!
This week we cover – Anzac Day, surrogacy, vaccination, the 'Current Affair' segment on the new Hillsong movie, jihad plot in Melbourne and a lot more...
This week I’ve provided longer summaries of the ‘jihad plot’ in Melbourne and the ‘A Current Affair’ segment about the “Hillsong: Let Hope Arise” movie…. so you can get the ‘big picture’ without reading ALL the articles!
Hopefully, with the headings, you can browse and read the items that interest you!
Read the News Update:
22 April 2015
Our original article, which reported on statements made by Nicole Conner about the acceptance of homosexuality, is posted on our website - click here.
Perhaps this was prompted by the interview his wife, Nicole, did last week on homosexual radio station Joy FM, for their ‘Inside Ex-Gay’ project where, among other pro-homosexual statements, she said that it would be unjust to expect homosexuals to be celibate. Perhaps it was also in response to our post on the issue last week last week.
Whatever prompted Mark to write this blog post, he didn’t mention the situation regarding Nicole’s interview and her position on homosexuality. In his blog post, Mark outlines the position of CityLife Church - as Nicole noted, the Church does not agree with her views.
Our detailed report comments on the statement made, and an audio message given to CityLife leaders in 2014...
The Family Council of Victoria is made up of a number of pro-family and pro-life organisations (see website). The Council meets every second month, to consider policies and strategies on a wide range of issues.
The FCV is holding a special public meeting – on 19 May, with Bobby Schindler from the USA as the Guest Speaker.
This year, I’m the President, so I would REALLY appreciate your SUPPORT … If you live in Melbourme, will you attend this event?
If you plan to come, please let me know [this isn’t essential but it will help give us an idea of how many are coming!]
Full info and flier follow…
POST from the Family Council of Victoria website . . .
On Tuesday May 19, the Family Council is hosting a meeting where Bobby Schindler will be the guest speaker.
Bobby is the brother of Terri Schiavo (photo at right), the American woman who died ten years ago last week, after her estranged husband successfully gained a court order to force medical staff to not feed her any longer.
When she collapsed, Terri was diagnosed with hypoxic encephalopathy - a neurological injury caused by lack of oxygen to the brain (source). This week, Christine Flowers wrote an article about Terri's death - click here.
Bobby established the Life and Hope Network ... which "works to protect the lives of the medically vulnerable and disabled from the threat of euthanasia."
Bishop Peter Elliott will speak about euthanasia and the challenges we face in Australia.
FREE ENTRY - a collection will be taken to cover expenses.
Meet others over supper following the meeting.
Everyone is welcome - invite your friends and colleagues!
Date: Tuesday 19th May, 2015
Venue: St Leonard’s Catholic Church, 349 Springvale Road, Glen Waverley.
Read Flier: Family Council meeting - Bobby Schindler
Read post at the Family Council of Victoria website – click here.
Just a few items this week – but some in more depth…
ID for voting, euthanasia motion, vaccination and welfare, halal certification fact check, taxation (income splitting and ’bracket creep’), Hillary Clinton nominates for US President and announces support for homosexual ‘marriage’…
15 April 2015
Our follow up article, which was written after Mark Conner, senior minsiter of CityLife made a statement, is online - click here.
Peter emerged from 'retirement' yesterday after reading two very disturbing articles that arrived on his computer. They both have a number of things in common which should be of huge concern to Bible believing Christians…
One was about an interview confirming that Nicole Conner, wife of the Senior Minister of CityLife Church in Melbourne (Mark Conner), has embraced the idea that homosexuality is OK and that homosexuals deserve to be able to engage in homosexual sex.
The other was the horrific revelations of child abuse, both physical and sexual, by so called Priests and Nuns at St Joseph's Neerkol Orphanage in Rockhampton, Queensland.
Click the 'Read More' button to read the Peter's article - and for an overview and links to the interview and articles…