Australia regulations: A boost for believers.
"THE LORD works in mysterious ways. For Christian leaders of a conservative bent, recent decades in Australia have seen what the Anglican Archbishop of Sydney, Glenn Davies, calls a "militant secularism" deal repeated blows to the devout. The most notable is the legalisation two years ago of same-sex marriage, after a postal survey showed Australians to be overwhelmingly in favour. The passage of a bill on October 2nd making it easier to get an abortion in New South Wales is another. A cause celebre for religious conservatives is Israel Folau, a rugby star and staunch Christian who was sacked from his club for saying that God's plan for homosexuals was "hell". Mr Folau's case against unfair dismissal is making its way through the courts. But his treatment, the archbishop says, "smacks of a new and ugly Australia" in which believers are unable to express their faith ... "