Anglican Diocese of Armidale

The Anglican Diocese of Armidale exists to glorify God by introducing people to Jesus and helping them home to heaven.

 

In Focus

A matter of concern

Sometimes I read things that I really don’t know what to do about, things that seem to me to be so significant that I feel I have to let others know, even if the reaction I get is anger. And I’m allowed to speak up like that. It is one of the strengths of free speech. Free speech allows us to raise concerns even when they’re not always welcomed. In Dr John Whitehall’s Quadrant article of July 2018 he drew my attention to the draft platform prepared by the Australian Labor Party for its National Conference later this year which, in Chapter 10 (“Strong democracy and effective government”), includes, for the first time, a specific provision regarding gay conversion therapy. Paragraph 83 says, “Labor opposes the practice of so-called conversion and reparative therapies on LGBTIQ people and seek [sic] to criminalise these practices.” Read More »

A matter of gender

Dr John Whitehall is Professor of Paediatrics at Western Sydney University. He recently wrote an article in Quadrant entitled “Experimenting on Gender Dysphoric Kids”. He begins by noting that “Paediatricians with a total of 931 years' experience reported only 12 cases of gender confusion, meaning just one genuine case might be expected every 76 years. Now, each year in Australia, hundreds are presenting for treatment which the ascendant orthodoxy decrees must be provided.” Read More »