This is an edited copy of the speech given by Lyle Shelton on Sunday February 4, at Fitzy’s, Toowoomba
Thanks Senator Bernardi for that introduction and for your leadership. In just 12 months, you have founded a movement that pundits in Canberra thought was impossible.
It’s a movement that has engaged grassroots conservatives in a way no other party has for decades. Friends we are here today because we believe there is a better way. And Australia desperately needs a better way.Read more
Originally published in "The Australian"
The newest recruit to Cory Bernardi’s Australian Conservatives party has channelled US President Donald Trump to declare “Canberra is broken” ahead of his tilt to join the ranks of federal parliamentarians.
Lyle Shelton yesterday stepped down as managing director of the Australian Christian Lobby.Read more
ON Sunday, in his hometown of Toowoomba, Lyle Shelton is expected to announce he is joining Cory Bernardi’s Australian Conservatives party to run for the Senate.Read more
Abridged version of an address by ACL’s Lyle Shelton to the National Press Club in September 2017.
The same-sex marriage debate is charged with emotion for many people. At the height of the AIDS crisis in 1980s America, when gay men were dying like flies, people representing Christian organisations said some very hateful and hurtful things. It was a generation ago but wounds remain for our friends in the LGBTIQ community.
I want to offer an apology for those wounds. I don't have a black armband view of Christian history. We have a mixed record as people of faith in our dealings with our friends in the same-sex community. Here in Australia, the nuns at St Vincent's hospital pioneered the treatment of AIDs from the first outbreak, lifting water to the lips of victims, in what was a moment of great compassion.Read more