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Anti-ACL protest outside Scots Church, Melbourne. Source: Michael Barnett.

Anti-ACL protest outside Scots Church, Melbourne.
Source: Michael Barnett.

Last Wednesday the Australian Christian Lobby brought Eric Metaxas, a conservative Christian speaker from America, to speak at Scots Church in Lonsdale St. As to be expected, there were groups protesting against his visit, but these protests turned unexpectedly violent.

Doug Pollard – veteran journalist and former JOY presenter – has been covering this event and its aftermath on his blog The Stirrer. We spoke to Doug earlier today to find out what exactly happened outside Scots Church on Wednesday, and discussed whether there is a generation gap within the LGBTIQ+ community.

We also spoke to Fiona Patten, founder and leader of the Australian Sex Party, and Member of the Legislative Council in Victoria. This week saw the implementation of a law, which she helped introduce, to prevent the harassment of women visiting fertility clinics. We talked about the right to peaceful protest, and about the Sex Party’s priorities for the LGBTIQ+ community in the coming months.

Presenters and producers: Bart van der Werf and Claudine Chionh

 

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