An alliance of Australian Christian conservative groups cancelled a conference about the nation’s upcoming national vote on same-sex “marriage” late Friday night after allegedly receiving physical threats.
Booked by four Christian groups at a conference room in the Mercure Sydney Airport Hotel, the event was set to discuss a potentially upcoming plebiscite meant to measure public support for redefining marriage. The legal redefining of marriage is a stated goal of Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, who has committed to push such a measure through the country’s lower legislative house during his time in office.
The Sydney Anglicans, Syndey Catholics, the Marriage Alliance and the Australian Christian Lobby were set to meet in preparation of a campaign against the plebiscite. However, according to The Australian, “the Accor Hotels group,” which operates the hotel, “confirmed late yesterday (Friday) that the function had been abandoned after a social media storm triggered phone calls that ‘rattled’ employees and left the company concerned about the safety of staff and guests.” […]