The Parramatta Catholic Diocese and the St James Anglican church have both rejected the anti-marriage equality lines of conservative religious leaders in Sydney.
In pastoral letters to their flocks, the bishop of Parramatta, Vincent Long Van Nguyen, suggested that Catholics vote according to their conscience and Reverend Andrew Sempell warned that “slippery slope” arguments employed by the no campaign “betray the gospel of grace”.
In his letter of 3 September, Sempell said that same-sex marriage is “not principally a faith issue”, noting that religious groups do not have a singular position on it.
“The Australian Christian Lobby … is neither representative of the churches, nor is it a religious group … it is a political lobby group that represents the interests of its members,” he said.
Source: The Guardian