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The best guarantee of religious freedom is keeping religion out of politics

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Former prime minister Tony Abbott was on about it on this website a few days ago, Liberal Party vice-president Karina Okotel said it on ABC Radio recently and Lyle Shelton of the Australian Christian Lobby repeats it at every opportunity: the debate about marriage equality is not, as the survey question will ask, about whether the Marriage Act should be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry, but is really a debate about religious freedom.

Hang on a minute – since when has Christianity been so concerned about religious freedom?

Christianity has not always shown great concern for religious freedom.

Not ever, really, is the short........

© Brisbane Times