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Gay activists launch all-out campaign to stop Australian Christian conference

Gay activists in Australia have launched a furious campaign to convince Australian opposition leader Bill Shorten to pull out of speaking at the Australian Christian Lobby's national conference this weekend, and to pressure the hotel hosting the event to cancel.

While gay activists had previously achieved notable success in convincing politicians to withdraw from the World Congress of Families event in Melbourne in August, this case has a twist, in that Shorten himself personally supports gay "marriage," and is so far refusing to back down. 

A spokesman for the Australian Christian Lobby, which is a leading force in the country against redefining marriage, told LifeSiteNews that organizers of the conference are aware of Shorten's position, but that rather than go the path of shutting down public discussion on an issue, the ACL's position is to have open debate in the public space.

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