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Is the religious freedom act a good thing?

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Episode 27 of Eternity’s podcast With All Due Respect

For argument’s sake: where we take a debate, cut out the party politics and try to talk it out

Will the Religious Discrimination Bill be a good thing?

Freedom for Faith‘s executive director Michael Kellahan is in the hot seat, as Megan and Michael throw some contentious questions at him about the Religious Discrimination Bill:

  • Don’t we already have religious freedom in Australia?
  • Can the bill actually create discrimination?
  • Is a bill of rights – which also covers other freedoms – a better approach?

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Further listening/reading:

Discomfort zone: ever thought someone might think differently if they step outside their comfort zone? This is where we make the other do just that. 

The Madness of Crowds – Gender, Race and Identity by Douglas Murray

Michael chose this book knowing that Megan wouldn’t like it. Guess what? She didn’t. Written by a journalist for the UK’s Spectator, the book tackles the epic issues of sexuality, gender, technology and race, as well as forgiveness and justice.

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Glossary:

  • Cultural Marxism: an ambiguous term and many believe that what it refers to doesn’t really exist. The term is often used to flag behaviour that applies Marxist class theory to broader categories – such as race, gender and sexuality.
  • Raison d’etre: A French phrase meaning ‘reason for being’

Marg and Dave: reviews from two people obsessed by stories, but not always the same ones

The Post 

Megan introduces us to Steven Spielberg’s gripping film on the true story of Washington Post journalists who attempted to publish classified documents about the US government’s involvement in the Vietnam War. The film ring bells about the recent Australian police raids on the ABC. It also leads to the question: is freedom of the press worth defending, particularly in this era of fake news?

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Find out more about the hosts of With All Due Respect:

Rev Dr Michael Jensen, rector at St Mark’s Anglican Darling Point, author, public commentator.

Rev Megan Powell du Toit, ordained Baptist minister, Publishing Manager of the Australian College of Theology, editor of the journal Colloquium.

We got the idea of our two-header theology and culture podcast from this show: The Movie Show/At the Movies.

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