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Australia Considers New Religious Freedom Bill following Firing of Christian Rugby Player

Australia Considers New Religious Freedom Bill following Firing of Christian Rugby Player
A proposal in Australia would protect people who express their faith outside of the workplace.

Australian PM Fights for Religious Freedom, Prays for More of 'the Love of God'

Australian PM Fights for Religious Freedom, Prays for More of 'the Love of God'
Newly elected Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison prayed this month at a Christian conference for more of “the love of God” for his country.

Christian Group Gives $100K for Legal Fees to Ruby Star Fired for Traditional View on Marriage

Christian Group Gives $100K for Legal Fees to Ruby Star Fired for Traditional View on Marriage
A conservative Christian advocacy group in Australia has donated $100,000 to help prominent rugby star Israel Folau in his legal battle against being fired for posting a religious message on social media. The Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) used its platform to set up another donations page after popular crowdfunding site GoFundMe pulled the plug on Folau’s campaign, citing a violation of user policy.

Devil Is Responsible for Expanding Transgender Rights for Kids, Former Australian Rugby Player Says

Devil Is Responsible for Expanding Transgender Rights for Kids, Former Australian Rugby Player Says
The Australian rugby star fired for speaking out against homosexuality on social media earlier this year said in a sermon Sunday that the devil is behind the push to expand transgender rights to children. He also urged Christians to take a stand for truth without fear of the repercussions.

Kmart Apologizes after Photo Kiosks Ban Christian Words, Label Them as Profanity

Kmart Apologizes after Photo Kiosks Ban Christian Words, Label Them as Profanity
Kmart is under fire after customers in Australia noticed that certain Christian words were banned from printing at the store’s photo kiosks.

Queensland Couple Suing for “Wrongful Birth” after Daughter Was Born with Down's Syndrome

Queensland Couple Suing for “Wrongful Birth” after Daughter Was Born with Down's Syndrome
A court in Brisbane recently granted a Queensland couple more time to sue an ultrasound clinic after their daughter was born with Down Syndrome.

200 Daycares with Ties to ISIS Are Shut Down in Australia

200 Daycares with Ties to ISIS Are Shut Down in Australia
Australian police have shut down almost 200 daycare centers after discovering the private businesses were linked to the Islamic state, motorcycle gangs and fraud schemes.

Former Rugby Player Files Religious Discrimination Suit after Being Fired over Expressing His Christian Views

Former Rugby Player Files Religious Discrimination Suit after Being Fired over Expressing His Christian Views
After being fired for sharing a post on Instagram opposing homosexuality, Australian Christian Rugby player Israel Folau has filed suit against Rugby Australia.

Australian Catholic Schools to Teach that God Is 'Gender-Neutral'

Australian Catholic Schools to Teach that God Is 'Gender-Neutral'
Catholic schools in Brisbane will soon begin teaching their students gender-neutral pronouns for God and will stop using “Lord,” “Father,” and “Son” in prayers. The Daily Mail reports that schools such as All Hallows, Stuartholme, Loreto College, and Stuartholme School “are leading a push towards a feminist interpretation of the Christian Bible.”

Rugby Player Found Guilty of ‘High Level’ Breach of Contract for Posting Bible Verse on Instagram

Rugby Player Found Guilty of ‘High Level’ Breach of Contract for Posting Bible Verse on Instagram
Australian rugby player Israel Folau has been found guilty of breach of contract by Rugby Australia for posting a Bible verse on homosexuality.