A van has exploded outside the Australian Christian Lobby headquarters, the driver burned severely
.... ACT Policing released a statement saying they had established the actions of the 35-year-old male driver "were not politically, religiously or ideologically motivated". Sydney Morning HeraldThat's a pretty clear statement, cut and dry, black and white. As the police are the one's investigating the incident they are the ones who would know the most about it one would say.
But not the head of the Australian Christian Lobby, Lyle Shelton, who has accused left wing politicians using "incendiary" language as a motivator for the explosion. Pretty bloody rich coming from him, who has accused gays of being like Nazis and causing another stolen generation of children.
You know how it is folks, christians just love to feel persecuted. It seems Shelton will jump at any opportunity to feel so. Even after he's heard what the police had said about the explosion, he still infers that it's because of the marriage equality debate and being called a hate group and bigots, which they are.
He has no right to accuse anyone in any political sphere for this explosion, and for Shelton to do so is itself incendiary.
"I stress I don't know the motivation of last night's attack but I'm very concerned members of Parliament, particularly on the extreme left, refer to us in the Parliament as hate groups [and] as bigots. That doesn't help the situation. If there are people who are a bit unhinged out there, that sort of rhetoric doesn't help that," he told Sky News.
"I think as a society we've got to have civil debate and we've got to stop the name calling and the slurs."
The ACL has itself been accused of using offensive and incendiary language.
In May, Mr Shelton suggested same-sex marriage and Safe Schools were comparable to the atrocities of the Holocaust, saying such things reflected "a failure of those of us who know better".
"The cowardice and weakness of Australia's 'gatekeepers' is causing unthinkable things to happen, just as unthinkable things happened in Germany in the 1930s," he said.
He has also said same-sex marriage would create an environment for children that was akin to the stolen generations, whereby Indigenous children were forcibly removed from their homes. Sydney Morning Herald
Photographic evidence clearly shows Australian Christian Lobby HQ was not “rammed”. Care to retract your false statement @LyleShelton? pic.twitter.com/2RkgJNFZpI— squig (@squig_) December 22, 2016
Australian Christian Lobby fire: pic.twitter.com/9sOwykWRTE— David Marler (@Qldaah) December 22, 2016