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Show some mercy to the non-believers: Opinion

“Rather than teach the concept of allegory, the ironically named Sisters of Mercy insisted, between relatively harsh punishments for questioning the word of God, that the story was real.” argues thechronicle.com.au. And, according to the Constitution, here in Australia there must be a separation of church and state.I expect no reward after I cark it; […]

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Cruise ‘punished’ fellow Scientologists

““Scientologists are told that Tom Cruise is saving the world single-handedly, so he is considered a deity within Scientology.” claims thechronicle.com.au. Remini, 48, told the Daily Beast that Cruise – one of the church’s highest ranking members – received special treatment by Scientologists.She also claimed an official inside the church told her Miscavige ordered Cruise […]

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Church elder gets jail term for child abuse

““I’m gobsmacked,” Judge Reid said of one incident where Beinke molested a girl in a playground.” hints thechronicle.com.au. The former elder – Donald Stephen Beinke – abused the girl and two others on at least four occasions in the 1980s and 1990s.The girl’s father reported the allegations to police when the family was “brushed away” […]

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Mayor ‘not concerned’ over porn campaign criticism

“These include a page called A City Free From Corn and A City Free from A City Free From Porn.” writes thechronicle.com.au. The City Free From Porn campaign is a ministry of Toowoomba City Women, part of Toowoomba City Church.Several parody Facebook pages have appeared online, making fun of the City Free From Porn campaign.TOOWOOMBA […]

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Toowoomba’s ‘courage to come out’ against porn

“The new City Free From Porn electronic billboards.” claims thechronicle.com.au. It will be the third time the A City Free From Porn campaign, a ministry of Toowoomba City Church, has held a rally in the Garden City.Contributed HUNDREDS of people are expected to rally against porn in Toowoomba tomorrow morning.”We have heard stories from people […]

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Proposed ‘burqa ban’ an attack on religious freedoms

“Using political agendas to impose a dress code on how Muslim women should dress themselves goes against the religious freedoms that we promote and value as Australians.” asserts thechronicle.com.au. The fact is Islam empowers Muslim women and liberates them from many societal evils.If Islam can promote freedom of choice, then why can’t our government?CORY Bernardi’s […]

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Historic religious school hosts its first same sex marriage

““We have had commitment ceremonies before but this is the first same sex marriage.”” insists thechronicle.com.au. “Being my first same sex marriage I didn’t know what to expect.”That’s the only same sex marriage I’ve booked,” he said.But over the years the building – and its occupants – evolved and that change marked a significant milestone […]

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‘Why I’m giving my son Islamic scripture classes’

“He asks often about Jesus, God, heaven and many other things that I have never really discussed and really don’t know how to answer in light of my own feelings about religion.” says thechronicle.com.au. This is really confusing for my seven-year-old son because some of his best friends are Muslims.No matter what anyone’s faith is, […]