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Australian archbishop says Greens are threat to religious liberty

May 26, 2016

The Archbishop of Sydney, Australia, has warned that the Green Party poses threats to religious freedom.

"Some Greens policies are very attractive to many religious believers and other idealists, with respect to the environment or refugees," writes Archbishop Anthony Fisher. "So they are all the more confused by recent moves to push our new groups of religious believers to the margins."

The archbishop cites the drive by Green politicians to criticism of homosexuality or defense of marriage as "hate speech." He remarks that campaigns to curtail bullying in the schools have also been exploited to muzzle Christians:

Ironically, some of the loudest advocates of this “anti-bullying program” are set to engage in some big-time bullying themselves. They would rather force church schools to close than allow them to teach politically incorrect things.

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