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THE NAKED CITY – PREACHING THE PANDEMIC

“And then came a Plague, a great and powerful Plague, and the World was never to be the same again! But America rose from this death and destruction, always remembering its many lost souls, and the lost souls all over the World, and became greater than ever before! Wow, that does sound biblical – like […]

Houston, we have a problem with you

By ALEC SMART Prime Minister Scott Morrison dismissed as ‘gossip’ but didn’t deny the report in the Wall Street Journal that he sought a visa for his spiritual mentor, Pentecostal minister Brian Houston, to accompany him on his visit to the USA on his new jet – Shark One – for a state banquet with […]

THE NAKED CITY – BECAUSE THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO

Amidst the controversy that still simmers over footballer Israel Folau’s fire and brimstone Instagram post, one important aspect remains relatively undiscussed. Champions of free speech Alan Jones and Mark Latham have leapt to Folau’s defence with libertarian flair but what about another long-running issue – the misinterpretation or selective interpretation of the Bible itself. Folau […]

THE NAKED CITY – WHERE THE HELL IS REFU-JESUS?

Throughout history we’ve often wondered why men and women who hold strong religious beliefs often fail to put into practice the basic tenets of their sacred texts. This is of course particularly perplexing when it comes to those in positions of political power, especially when they make a big deal of their spiritual faith and […]

NAKED CITY – I WAS A TEENAGE ATHEIST!

“I Was A Teenage Atheist” - it sounds like the title of some obscure and totally weird 60s teen flick or even a warped Christian propaganda movie. In reality it was the dilemma I faced when I was a school boy back in the 1960s. With all the baloney pitched about religious freedom during the […]

Lamb advert meats hostility

BY ALEX EUGENE Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) are being grilled again because of their latest "You never lamb alone" ad, which has caused deep offence to several religious groups, particularly Hindus and Indian Australians. The video depicted a barbeque attended by a group of religious leaders, prophets and Gods, and poked fun at various […]

News in brief

Food system flawed says new book     A new book exploring the political side of food by a senior lecturer at the University of Sydney will be launched this Thursday, June 5. In addition to being a key researcher at the Sydney Environment Institute, Dr Alana Mann also teaches media studies, public opinion and […]

Noah

Audiences expecting a conservative re-telling of the story of Noah will be disappointed with this reincarnation, as the story has been modernised for a new generation of filmgoers. Highly anticipated, Noah is “loosely based” on the biblical epic according to the Book Of Genesis, but is completely different to previous films based on the bible. The […]

Ex-gay ministry bites the dust

Living Waters Australia, one of the largest and longest running ex-gay ministries still operating in Australia, will cease its operations next month. Only two ex-gay ministries – Liberty Christian Ministries and Beyond Egypt - remain in Sydney. In November, the Inner West Independent revealed Liberty Christian’s struggle to find a new pastoral worker after the […]

The ex-gay ministry that won’t go away

EXCLUSIVE A Christian charity registered in Balmain East which practices "reparative therapy" is seeking to revive itself and recruit a new pastoral worker, it can be revealed. Liberty Christian Ministries is one of only three known outfits in Sydney running ex-gay programs, and the only one based in the inner west. It has placed an […]