Media Watch Around The World
June 28, 2017 News.com.au: TWO schoolgirls killed themselves days apart after being “inspired” by the controversial Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, their heartbroken parents claim.
June 28, 2017 Daily Telegraph: THE latest Census data shows that we are still a Christian country, despite the premature triumphalism of our atheist friends.
June 28, 2017 Sydney Morning Herald: Malcolm Turnbull has sought to kill off the latest backbench push for a free vote on same-sex marriage, as Tony Abbott capitalised on party infighting by unveiling a new political manifesto.
June 27, 2017 SBS: Dean Kanishka Raffel interviewed by SBS on the census figures/
June 27, 2017 The Guardian: Australia’s rapidly-changing population is more godless, more Asian and far less likely to own a home outright, the results of the 2016 census show.
June 27, 2017 ABC America: A Colorado clash between gay rights and religion started as an angry Facebook posting about a wedding cake but now has big implications for anti-discrimination laws in 22 states.
June 27, 2017 News.com.au: TWO Liberal MPs have reportedly been secretly drafting a private members’ bill to legalise same-sex marriage.
June 27, 2017 BBC News: The former Archbishop of Canterbury has resigned from his last formal role in the church after a review into historical child sex abuse.
June 27, 2017 The Guardian: With politicians in Victoria and New South Wales pushing for new laws and Western Australia planning a state-wide debate, those who argue assisted dying for the terminally ill can never be safe are facing their toughest fight yet.
June 27, 2017 USA Today: The Supreme Court agreed Monday (June 26) to reopen the national debate over same-sex marriage.
June 27, 2017 Religion News Service: The Supreme Court has ruled for a Missouri church that claimed religious discrimination after it was refused state funds to improve its playground.
June 26, 2017 Sky News: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says the government has no plans to change its policy on legalising same-sex marriage.
June 26, 2017 Daily Telegraph: PRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s office instructed Coalition MPs to turn contentious comments made by Christopher Pyne at a closed factional event into an attack on Labor in talking points circulated this morning.
June 26, 2017 The Atlantic: “You always know if someone goes to Harvard or if they go to CrossFit—they’ll tell you,” said Casper ter Kuile, a ministry innovation fellow at Harvard Divinity School. “It’s really interesting that evangelical zeal they have. They want to recruit you.”
June 26, 2017 News.com.au: ONE of the Turnbull government’s most senior ministers says legalising same-sex marriage in Australia could happen “sooner than everyone thinks”.
June 26, 2017 Associated Press: A federal appellate court has upheld a judge's dismissal of a Kansas woman's lawsuit against police the Catholic former nurse insisted wouldn't allow her to pray in her own home.
June 26, 2017 The Australian: The quality of public debate in Australia recently has taken a dramatic turn for the worse.
June 23, 2017 Religion News Service: A U.S. appeals court on Thursday lifted an injunction that blocked a Mississippi law allowing businesses and government employees to deny services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people by citing religious beliefs.
June 23, 2017 The Guardian: The archbishop of Canterbury has asked his predecessor George Carey to step down as an honorary assistant bishop after a damning independent report found that senior figures in the Church of England colluded over a 20-year period with a disgraced former bishop who sexually abused boys and men.
June 22, 2017 Washington Times: A Christian group that focuses on prison issues declared Tuesday that followers of Christ have a duty to repair the nation’s broken criminal justice system, which relies too much on locking people up in order to keep the public safe.