• Christian leaders urge Parliament to protect the definition of marriage

    MEDIA RELEASE

    Christian leaders urge Parliament to protect the definition of marriage

    (Received by AMF: Sunday 09/09/12)

     

    With Parliamentary debate on marriage beginning again tomorrow in Canberra, 19 of Australia’s denominational leaders and 267 other church leaders have urged the Parliament to protect the Marriage Act.

    The leaders have signed a joint statement calling for the Act to remain unchanged.

    There are four bills to change the definition of marriage before the Parliament, two of which are expected to be voted on in coming weeks.

    “Marriage is the lifelong commitment and faithful union of one man and one woman. As such, marriage is the natural basis of the family because it secures the relationship between biological parents and their children,” The statement says.

    Joint Statement on the Significance of Marriage

    Marriage is the lifelong commitment and faithful union of one man and one woman. As such, marriage is the natural basis of the family because it secures the relationship between biological parents and their children.

    As Christian leaders representing different denominations or churches, we join together and affirm our shared commitment to promote and protect marriage. We honour the unique love between husbands and wives; the vital place of fathers and mothers in the life of children; and the corresponding ideal for all children to know the love and role modelling of a father and mother.

    Marriage thus defined is a great good in itself, and it also serves the good of others and society, as it has done for thousands of years. The preservation of the unique meaning of marriage is therefore not a special or limited interest, but serves the common good, particularly the good of children.

    We call on Parliament to:
    · protect this definition of marriage in Australian law, and
    · not change the meaning of marriage by adding to it different kinds of relationships.

    DENOMINATIONAL LEADERS

    Pastor Wayne Alcorn
    National President
    AUSTRALIAN CHRISTIAN CHURCHES

    The Most Reverend Peter Jensen
    Archbishop of the Diocese of Sydney
    ANGLICAN CHURCH OF AUSTRALIA

    Pastor Tim Jack
    National Leader
    APOSTOLIC CHURCH AUSTRALIA

    Pastor David McDonald
    National Chairman
    CHRISTIAN OUTREACH CENTRE AUSTRALIA

    His Eminence Cardinal George Pell AC
    Archbishop of Sydney
    CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE OF SYDNEY

    Pastor Mark Conner
    Senior Minister
    CITYLIFE CHURCH

    Rev Dr Margaret Court
    Senior Pastor
    VICTORY LIFE CENTRE INCORPORATED

    Very Rev Dr Michael Protopopov OAM
    Australian & New Zealand Diocese
    RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OUTSIDE RUSSIA

    Pastor Bill Vasilakis
    National Chairman
    CRC CHURCHES INTERNATIONAL

    The Right Reverend David Jones
    Moderator General
    PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF AUSTRALIA
    His Grace Bishop Suriel
    Diocese of Melbourne and Affiliated Regions
    COPTIC ORTHODOX CHURCH

    Very Reverend Father Tadros El-Bakhoumi
    Diocese Of Sydney And Affiliation Regions
    COPTIC ORTHODOX CHURCH
    Commissioner James Condon
    Territorial Commander
    THE SALVATION ARMY EASTERN TERRITORY

    Commissioner Raymond Finger
    Territorial Commander
    THE SALVATION ARMY SOUTHERN TERRITORY

    Pastor Ken Vogel
    General Secretary, Australian Union Conference
    SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH

    Pastor Graham Nelson
    Senior Minister
    LIFE MINISTRY CENTRE

    The Most Reverend Denis Hart
    President
    AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC BISHOPS CONFERENCE

    Reverend Keith Jobberns
    National Ministries Director
    AUSTRALIAN BAPTIST MINISTRIES
    BAPTIST UNION OF AUSTRALIA

     

    CHURCH LEADERS

    Reverend Father
    Abram
    Abdelmalek

    Parish Priest & Head of the Coptic Orthodox Church of WA
    Pastor
    Gloria J
    Alcock

    Northern Highlands Christian Outreach Church
    Senior Elder
    Barry K
    Alcock

    Northern Highlands Christian Outreach Church
    Pastor
    Andrew
    Allinson
    Associate Pastor
    North Pine Baptist Church, Murrumba Downs
    Pastor
    Faamanuia
    Aloalii

    Hosanna Logan City Church
    Pastor
    Ruta
    Aloalii

    Hosanna Logan City Church
    Pastor
    David
    Alston

    Living Hope Christian Fellowship, A Foursquare Gospel Church
    Pastor
    Craig
    Anderson

    Senior Pastor - Plenty Valley Church
    Reverend
    Matthew
    Anstey

    Gold Coast Christian Family
    Pastor
    Keith
    Applegate

    Kenmore Baptist Church
    Pastor
    Andrew
    Appleton

    Logan City Baptist Church
    Reverend Father
    Matthew
    Attia

    St. George Church Kensington, NSW
    Pastor
    Ray
    Baker

    Crosswater Church

    Anne
    Baker

    Crosswater Church
    Reverend Father
    Paula Elkomos
    Balamon

    Pope Shenouda Coptic Centre Long Point, NSW
    Reverend
    Peter
    Barber

    St Andrews Presbyterian Church Townsville (Presbyterian Church of Australia in Queensland).
    Pastor
    Russell
    Barker

    Rocky Cape Family Church, Apostolic Church Australia
    Pastors
    John & Jenny
    Barnes

    House of the Rock Church Gisborne
    Reverend Father
    Arsanious
    Barsoum

    The Apostle and St. Abanoub Church Blacktown, NSW
    Reverend Father
    Youhanna
    Bastawrous

    St. Mary and St. Mercurious Church Rhodes, NSW
    Reverend
    Jay
    Beatty

    Chuwar Baptist Church
    Pastor
    Barry
    Benz

    Gatton Church of Christ
    Pastors
    Brian & Annette
    Bernays

    C3 Church Tamworth
    Pastor
    Lorenzo
    Berry

    Hervey Bay and Maryborough Seventh-day Adventist Churches
    Reverend
    Stuart
    Bonnington

    Scots Presbyterian Church Fremantle
    Pastors
    Paul & Trischa
    Botha

    One Church Perth, Merriwa WA
    Reverend
    Noel
    Bowditch

    Rector - The Anglican Parish of Burnie
    Pastors
    Mark & Rina
    Bowhay

    Christian Outreach Centre
    Father
    Anastasios
    Bozikis

    Greek Orthodox Community of St George, Brisbane
    Pastor
    B. E.
    Bramblet

    Fellowship Baptist Church, QLD
    Reverend
    Andrew J
    Bray

    Immediate Past Moderator, Presbyterian Church of Victoria and Interim Moderator of the Presbyterian Church, Geelong.
    Captian
    Dale
    Brooks
    Corps Officer
    Northside Corps, The Salvation Army Australia Eastern Territory
    Pastors
    Roger & Linda
    Brown

    Morning Star Ministries, QLD
    Pastor
    Philip
    Brown

    Port City Church
    Elder
    Ken
    Bruce

    COC Bassendean
    Reverend
    Tony
    Burgum

    Ferntree Gully Baptist Church
    Reverend
    Philip
    Burns

    Bendigo Presbyterian Church
    Pastor
    Gordon
    Busse

    Caloundra CityLife Baptist Church
    Pastor
    Cameron
    Butcher

    United Pentecostal Church, Ballarat
    Reverend
    David
    Butterfield

    Jimboomba Baptist Church
    Pastor
    Murray
    Campbell
    Lead Pastor
    Mentone Baptist Church
    Pastor
    Mike
    Cardy

    Lighthouse Community Church, Lancelin
    Reverend
    Greg
    Carle

    Kangaroo Flat Baptist Church, VIC
    Pastor
    Bruce
    Chant
    Executive Pastor
    One Church Perth, Merriwa WA
    Pastor
    Geoff
    Charles

    Springwood Church of Christ
    Pastors
    Charmayne & Steven
    Chinnery

    Signs Ministries
    Pastor
    Steve
    Christian

    Toowoomba North Church of Christ
    Pastor
    Malcolm
    Clard

    Merredin Church of Christ
    Pastor
    Josh
    Cocks

    Beaudesert Baptist Church
    Pastor
    Greg
    Coleman
    Associate Pastor
    Destiny Church, Caboolture
    Pastor
    Dean
    Comeford

    Gympie Community Church
    Reverend
    Kerry
    Connell
    Executive Pastor
    South Bank Baptist Church
    Pastor
    Peter
    Constantine

    RiverCity Family Church
    Pastor
    Ken
    Conwell

    Beenleigh & District Baptist Church - QLD
    Pastor
    Tim
    Cooper

    Lifehouse Church, Maitland
    Pastor
    Andrew
    Corbett

    Lagana Christian Church
    Pastor
    Dermot
    Cottuli

    Tasmanian State President of the Australian Christian Churches (ACC)
    Reverend
    Warren
    Crank

    Northreach Baptist Church, Townsville
    Pastor
    Mike
    Cronin
    Australian Missions Director
    CRC Churches International
    Pastor
    Daron
    Crothers
    C2C Minister
    Lifestreams Christian Church South Perth
    Pastor
    Greg
    Cumming

    King's Christian Centre, Gold Coast
    Pastor
    Shayne
    Cunningham

    Coastwide Church, Gold Coast
    Pastor
    Millin
    Curtis

    Connect Church Caboolture, Christian Outreach Centre
    Pastors
    Nigel & Margaret
    Darch

    The Life Centre Church, Broadbeach, Gold Coast Queensland.
    Pastor
    Paul
    Dare

    Mundubbera Baptist Church
    Reverend
    Michael
    Dasey

    Gungahlin Anglican Church.

    Thomas
    Davenport
    National Leader
    Dads In Families Foundation
    Reverend Dr
    Max
    Davidson

    Malyon College
    Pastor
    Fred
    Davis

    Acacia Ridge Church of Christ
    Pastor
    Kevan
    Denny

    Sunnybank Church of Christ
    Reverend Father
    Mina
    Diskoros

    St. Abram Church Macquarie Fields, NSW
    Reverend
    Bruce
    Docker

    Annerley Church of Christ
    Pastor
    Chris
    Downes

    Silverdale Church of Christ
    Reverend
    Jonathan
    Downs
    Assistant Pastor
    Calvary Chapel United Pentecostal Church, Canberra ACT
    Pastor
    John W
    Downs
    General Superintendent
    United Pentecostal Church of Australia.
    Reverend Dr
    Mark
    Durie
    Vicar
    St Mary's Anglican Church in Caulfield, Victoria,
    Reverend
    Tim
    Dyer

    Kilsyth South Baptist Church
    Pastor
    Bruce
    Eckersley

    Dalby Baptist Church
    Pastor
    Barry
    Edwards

    Longreach Baptist Church
    Very Reverend Father
    Augustinos
    El-Antony

    St. Abu Nofer Church Blacktown, NSW
    Reverend Father
    Misael
    El-Antony

    St. Mary and St. Sidhom Beshay Church Dural, NSW
    Reverend Father
    Stephanos
    El-Antony

    St. Moses the Mighty and St’s Maximous and Domadios Church Goulburn, NSW
    Reverend Father
    Moussa
    El-Antony

    St. Mina and St. Joseph Church Cooperplains QLD
    Reverend
    Rowan
    Evans
    Associate Pastor
    City Tabernacle Baptist, Qld
    Pastor
    Karl
    Faase

    Gymea Baptist Church
    Reverend
    Christian
    Fandrich

    Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church, Toowoomba
    Pastor
    George
    Ferguson

    Water of Life Christian Church, Mount Isa QLD
    Reverend
    Geoff
    Findlay

    Westminster Presbyterian Church, Belconnen
    Pastor
    Dom
    Fiocco

    Woden Valley Bible Church
    Reverend
    Peter
    Francis

    City Tabernacle Baptist, Qld
    Pastor
    Peter
    Frogley

    Ginninderra Christian Church, ACT
    Pastor
    Steve & Grace
    Fuhrmann

    Good News Church Bunbury
    Reverend Father
    Hanna
    Gad

    St. Demiana and St. Athansios Church Punchbowl, NSW
    Reverend Father
    Basilios
    Gad

    St. Pual and St. Rewais Church Colaroy, NSW
    Reverend Dr
    Chris
    Ganter

    Rockhampton Baptist Tabernacle
    Pastor
    Stephen
    Gellatly

    Murgon District Baptist Church
    Pastor
    Larry
    Gibb

    Church of Christ Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
    Pastors
    Paul & Robyn
    Glazbrook

    Covenant Family Church, SA
    Pastor
    Garth
    Grant

    Montmorency Community Church
    Reverend Father
    Abdelmessieh
    Guirgis

    St. Mary and St. Bakhomios Church Kirrawee, NSW
    Reverend
    Geoff
    Haase

    Christian Life Centre
    Very Reverend Father
    Pavlos
    Hanna

    St. Abanoub Church Blacktown, NSW
    Pastor
    David
    Helyar

    State President of the Australian Christian Churches the Assemblies of God in S.A.
    Pastor
    Barry
    Henderson

    Townsville Pentecostal Church Inc.
    Pastor
    Damien
    Heres

    Dreambuilders Church - Smithton
    Pastor
    V.L.
    Hinds

    Tamar Valley Christian Church
    Reverend
    Paul
    Horton

    Heritage of Faith Christian Church, Gold Coast
    Reverend
    Tracy
    Horton

    Heritage of Faith Christian Church, Gold Coast
    Pastor
    Patrick
    Humberston

    Cornerstone Church
    Reverend
    Matt
    Hunt

    Crosslife Baptist Church, Helensvale Qld
    Pastor
    John
    Hunt

    State President of the Australian Christian Churches the Assemblies of God in QLD/NT.
    Reverend Father
    Athanasios
    Ibrahim

    St. Mary and St. Cosman and Demian Church Harris Park, NSW
    Pastor
    Adrian
    Iles

    Agnes Water Baptist Church
    Dr
    Paul
    Inglis

    Uniting Church Community Minister (Qld).
    Reverend
    Rob
    Isaachsen
    Founder
    Transforming Melbourne
    Reverend Father
    Jonathan
    Ishak

    St. Mark Church Arncliffe, NSW
    Very Reverend Father
    Rafael
    Iskander

    St. George Church Kensington, NSW
    Pastor
    Paul
    Jackson

    Park Ridge Baptist Church
    Pastor
    Lance
    Jackson JP

    Glen Innes Presbyterian Church
    Pastor
    Debra
    Jenkins

    Apostolic Pentecostal Faith Church
    Pastor
    Royree
    Jensen

    River of Life City Church
    Pastor
    Stephen
    Jobe

    M City Church, Maryborough QLD
    Pastor
    Roy John
    Johnston

    NCCC
    Reverend
    Kim L
    Jones

    Liberty Family Church, Gosford NSW
    Elder
    Norman
    Kalagayan

    Jesus is Lord Church Canberra
    Very Reverend Father
    Antonios
    Kaldas

    Archangel Michael and St. Bishoy Church Mt. Druitt, NSW
    Reverend
    Charles
    Kennedy

    Ulverstone Presbyterian Church

    Peter
    Kentley
    Convenor
    River of Life Conference
    Very Reverend Father
    Macros
    Khela

    St. George Church Kensington, NSW

    Rueben
    Kositsin

    Slavic Evangelical Full Gospel Church of Tasmania
    Pastor
    Candance
    Lahr

    One Church Perth, Merriwa WA
    Reverend
    Grant
    Lawry

    Canterbury Presbyterian Church
    Reverend
    Clinton
    Le Page

    Donvale Presbyterian Church
    Reverend
    Murray
    Lean

    City North Baptist Church
    Dr
    Morris
    Lee

    Gateway Baptist Church
    Reverend
    Gary
    Lockyer

    Knox Community Baptist Church
    Reverend Dr
    David
    Loder
    General Superintendent
    Queensland Baptists
    Reverend
    Albert
    Loder

    Bundaberg Baptist Church
    Reverend Dr
    David
    Logan

    Armidale Community Church
    Pastor
    Wayne
    Lyons

    High Street Church Queanbeyan
    The Ven
    Peter
    MacPherson
    Archdeacon of Box Hill
    Senior Minister, St Alfred's Blackburn North
    Very Reverend Father
    Yacoub
    Magdy

    St. Mark Church, Arncliffe, NSW
    Reverend Father
    David
    Mahrous

    Virgin Mary Church Calamvale QLD
    Pastor
    Slawomir
    Malarek

    Edens Landing Seventh-day Adventist Church
    Reverend
    Allan
    Male

    Church of Christ, Boondall. Qld.
    Very Reverend Father
    Luke
    Malik

    St. Mary and St. Marina Church Penrith, NSW
    Reverend Father
    Shenouda
    Mansour

    St. Anthony and St. Paul Church Guildford , NSW
    Pastor
    Eric
    Marquez

    Jesus is Lord, Canberra
    Pastor
    Ed
    Marshall

    Moore Park Baptist Church
    Pastor
    Jenny
    Marshall

    Moore Park Baptist Church
    Reverend
    Russell
    Matthews
    Associate Pastor
    Windsor Road Baptist Church
    Colonel
    Wayne
    Maxwell
    Chief Secretary
    The Salvation Army, Australia Eastern Territory
    Reverend Dr
    Edgar
    Mayer

    Living Grace Lutheran Church, Toowoomba
    Pastor
    David
    McAllan

    Echuca Community Church
    Pastor
    Stuart
    McClelland

    President – Full Gospel Churches of Australia
    Pastor
    Garry
    McDonald

    METRO Church
    Reverend
    Ian
    McIver

    Caloundra Presbyterian Church, Presbyterian Church of Australia
    Pastor
    John
    McMartin

    State President of the Australian Christian Churches the Assemblies of God in N.S.W.

    Lewis C
    McMaster
    Director
    Emmanuel Christian Schools & Ministries Inc.
    Pastor
    Tim
    McMenamin

    Sanctuary Park Church of Christ, Nambour
    Pastor
    Sandy
    McMillan

    St Aidan's Presbyterian Church Wagga Wagga
    Reverend
    Frank
    Meijer

    Faithpoint Shellharbour NSW
    Very Reverend Father
    Michael
    Michael

    St. Mary and St. Mina Church Bexley, NSW
    Pastors
    Gary & Gloria
    Middleton

    HOLYROUND MINISTRIES, WA

    Alexander
    Minchenko

    Slavic Penticostal Church, Sydney NSW
    Pastor
    Don
    Modarelli

    Northern Beaches Pentecostal Church, Beacon Hill, NSW
    Pastor
    Duncan
    Moody

    North Pine Baptist Church, Murrumba Downs
    Pastor
    Rod
    Morris

    St Stephen's Anglican Church Greythorn, North Balwyn
    Reverend
    Vivian
    Morse

    Wynyard Baptist Church Tasmania
    Pastor
    Lyall
    Muller

    Gladstone Church of Christ
    Reverend
    Gary
    Mulquiney

    Kambah Anglican Church
    Reverend Father
    Augustinos
    Nada

    St. Mark Church Arncliffe, NSW
    Reverend Father
    George
    Nakhil

    St. Demiana and St. Athanasious Church Punchbowl, NSW

    Leonid
    Nehoroshev

    Slavic Penticostal Church, Gold Coast Queensand
    Dr
    Haydn
    Nelson

    Riverview Church, Perth.
    Pastor
    Larry
    Nelson

    Gospel Baptist Church Wanneroo, WA
    Reverend
    Doug
    Newman

    St Paul’s Spence ACT
    Pastor
    Wayne
    Nichols

    Harvest Christian Centre & Grace Christian Centre
    Pastor
    Jenny
    Nixon

    Kingaroy Church of Christ
    Pastor
    Steve
    Nixon

    Kingaroy Church of Christ
    Pastor
    Rob
    Nyhuis

    South Eastern Christian Centre
    Pastor
    Jonathan
    Oastler

    Citilife Church Toowoomba (Christian Outreach Centre)
    Reverend
    David
    O'Brien

    Waverley Baptist Church, VIC
    Pastor
    Maurie
    O'Connell

    House of God Church, Jerrabomberra
    Pastor
    Eddie
    Olsen

    Tumut Valley Christian Fellowship
    Pastors
    Tim & Sharon
    O'Neill
    Senior Leaders
    New Directions, Launceston Tasmania
    Pastor
    Mark
    Oommen

    Victory Life Church Broome
    Pastor
    Phil
    Oster

    Ginninderra Christian Church, ACT
    Pastor
    David
    Palmer

    Believe Church, QLD
    Reverend
    Neil
    Pattemore

    Fairfield Christian Family
    Pastor
    Ruth
    Peckman

    Toowoomba Community Baptist Church
    Minister
    Greg
    Peisley

    Pitt Town Anglican Community Church
    Pastor
    Geoff
    Pengilly

    North Belconnen Baptist
    Pastor
    Randy
    Perkins

    Northpointe Baptist Church, Gungahlin ACT
    Reverend
    Stewart
    Pieper

    Gladstone Baptist Church
    Pastor
    Peter
    Pilt

    Senior Pastor, COC Nowra, NSW
    Pastor
    Andy
    Pitt

    One Church Perth, Merriwa WA
    Pastor
    Matt
    Prater

    New Hope Brisbane
    Pastor
    Stuart
    Quarterman
    Campus Pastor
    Crosslife Baptist Church, Helensvale Qld
    Father
    Peter B
    Quin

    St Ignatius Parish Toowong.
    Very Reverend Father
    Georgious
    Ramandious

    St. Gorge and Prince Tadros Church Liverpool, NSW
    Reverend Dr
    Andrew
    Reid
    Lead Pastor
    Holy Trinity Anglican Church, VIC
    Reverend
    Steve
    Roberts

    Albion Park Anglican Church
    Reverend
    Brian
    Robertson

    Coral Coast Christian Church – A Baptist Church Family
    Reverend
    David
    Rock

    Church by the bay, Portarlington
    Pastor
    Steve
    Rodda

    Hornsby Baptist Church
    Reverend
    Bob
    Rogers

    Stafford Heights Baptist Church, QLD
    Pastor
    Len
    Rossow

    Genesis Christian Ministries
    Pastor
    Moa
    Sailor

    United Pentecostal Church, Beulah Church
    Very Reverend Father
    Tadros
    Samaan

    St. Anthony and St. Paul Church Guildford, NSW
    Reverend
    Ashley
    Saunders

    Ipswich Baptist Church
    Pastor
    Richard
    Schoenmaker

    Mt Evelyn Christian Reformed Church
    Pastor
    Darryl
    Schwarz

    Spirit Song Church, Horsham, VIC
    Reverend Father
    James
    Sculy

    The four Incorporeal Creatures Church Ningi QLD
    Reverend
    Craig
    Semple

    Phillip Island Baptist Church
    Reverend
    Graeme R
    Semple

    Moolap Baptist Church
    Pastor
    Ian
    Shelton

    Toowoomba City Church
    Pastor
    Malcolm
    Shooter

    Dubbo Christian Outreach Centre (Riverside Church Dubbo), and Gilgandra Christian Outreach Centre
    Reverend
    Ian
    Slack

    Heritage of Faith Christian Church, Gold Coast
    Reverend
    Diane
    Slack

    Heritage of Faith Christian Church, Gold Coast
    Pastor
    Gifford
    Smith

    Withcott Church of Christ
    Very Reverend Father
    Moussa
    Soliman

    St. Abraam Church Peakhurst, NSW
    Pastor
    Victor
    Soo

    Reach community church
    Pastor
    TReverendor
    Springate

    Christian Victory Centre, Warwick QLD
    Pastor
    Jenny
    Spyve

    Rivers Community Church
    Pastor
    Sean
    Stanton

    Canberra Christian Life Centre, ACT
    Pastor
    Dale
    Stephenson

    Crossway Baptist Church
    Reverend
    Keith
    Stevenson

    Hervey Bay Baptist Church
    Pastor
    Don
    Stewart

    Bundamba and Springfield Oasis Church of Christ
    Pastor
    Ron
    Stocks

    Caloundra Church of Christ
    Reverend
    Peter
    Sweetman

    Bridgeman Baptist Community Church

    Gregory
    Tarasenko

    Slavic Penticostal Church, Orange NSW
    Pastor
    Carneliu
    Telegaru

    Rising Sun International, Churches of Christ in Qld
    Reverend
    Stephen
    Thomas

    Stanley River Valley Community Church
    Reverend
    Peter M
    Thompson

    Vision Christian Fellowship
    Church Elder
    Bruce
    Thomson

    Tuggeranong Presbyterian Church, ACT
    Reverend
    Peter
    Tuchyna

    United Pentecostal Church of Australia Inc. in ACT
    Pastor
    Richard
    Utber

    Nowra Baptist Church
    Reverend
    Russell
    van Delden

    Arundel Presbyterian Church
    Reverend
    Nico
    Van deVenter

    Heritage of Faith Christian Church, Gold Coast
    Reverend
    Marcel
    Van deVenter

    Heritage of Faith Christian Church, Gold Coast

    Ivan
    Vinaev

    Slavic Penticostal Church, Adelaide, South Australia
    Pastor
    Trever B
    Vinnell

    SouthLakes Christian Fellowship Inc.
    Pastor
    Glen
    Vonhoff

    Church of Christ, Murgon
    Very Reverend Father
    Samuel
    Wadie

    St. Mary Church, Bexley, NSW
    Reverend Father
    Mattaous
    Wahba

    St. Mina and St. Anthony Church Helensvale QLD
    Pastor
    Myles
    Waldron

    Mackay Church of Christ
    Reverend
    Neil
    Walthew
    Rector
    St Peters Anglican Church, Wanneroo
    Pastor
    Simon
    Ward

    Arana Hills Church of Christ
    Pastor
    Keith
    Ware

    Byford Baptist Church
    Pastor
    Neil
    Warner

    The Chruch of Christ Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast QLD
    Pastor
    John
    Warwick

    WA ACC State President
    Reverend Father
    Yastos
    Wasef

    St. Mary and St. John Church Wagga Wagga, NSW

    Martin
    Weatherston

    Authorised Marriage Celebrant for Zebulun Home Fellowships WA
    Reverend
    John
    Westendrop
    Moderator
    Christian Reformed Churches of Australia.
    Reverend
    Geoff
    Westlake

    Cheers Neighbors Network
    Pastor
    Graham
    Wheat

    Coomera Christian Community
    Pastor
    Rodney
    Whitford

    Western Port Christian Family Church, Tyabb Vic
    Pastor
    Bruce
    Wilding

    Wondai Baptist Church
    Pastor
    Nathanael
    Wood

    Seaview Church
    Pastor
    Anthony
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    3 Responses

    1. gerry polo

      if homosexuals want the same rights as married couples then lobby to be of equal status as a defacto relationship,it will give you equality in the civil rights. do not try to force your unrestrained will onto an institution who s faith you want to change for your own coveneiance

      • AMF

        That is in fact the case, Gerry, since 2008, when over 80 pieces of legislation were amended in federal parliament by a bipartisan majority. There is no practical matter of discrimination now between defacto homosexual couples and married couples. They have the same rights – short of the institution of marriage, which is not something society can give to same-sex couples, since it is not something nature has given to any but opposite-sex couples.

    2. AMF

      That is in fact the case, Gerry, since 2008, when over 80 pieces of legislation were amended in federal parliament by a bipartisan majority. There is no practical matter of discrimination now between defacto homosexual couples and married couples. They have the same rights – short of the institution of marriage, which is not something society can give to same-sex couples, since it is not something nature has given to any but opposite-sex couples.

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