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MP and Marriage Equality Campaign co-chair wants a formal apology from the Anglican church for holding to a Christian view of marriage.

Independent New South Wales MP and Equality Campaign co-chair Alex Greenwich has told the Sydney Anglican church to apologise for their behaviour during the same-sex marriage postal survey.

Greenwich accused the church of seeking to disrupt and undermine the inclusiveness of Australian society by insisting on the Christian definition of marriage.

According to The Guardian, Greenwich wrote to Michael Stead, the bishop of South Sydney, seeking a formal apology from the Anglican church for their “harmful and damaging conduct.”

“It’s deeply troubling that instead of seeking to repair the church’s relationship with the LGBTIQ community, who you knowingly harmed during the postal survey, your church is now seeking the power to legalise bullying against LGBTI students and teachers in non-government schools.”

“I’ve written to the Anglican Church urging them to repair their relationship with the LGBTI community, and be a stakeholder in an inclusive and fair society, rather than disrupt with continued discrimination against LGBTI Australians,” Greenwich tweeted.

Let’s be honest, who didn’t see this coming? Christians are being told to apologise for believing the Bible, and that’s really all it comes down to.

Christians didn’t vote NO in the Same-sex marriage survey because they hate gay people. They voted NO because marriage was instituted by God in Genesis 2, and reaffirmed by Jesus in Matthew 19. That means the institution itself is not up for debate. Man did not define marriage, therefore man cannot redefine marriage. It’s really that simple.

For Christians to now be told that they ought to apologise for their faith is extraordinarily hypocritical, especially coming from those who so often speak about the virtues of inclusiveness, diversity, and tolerance.

But as is often the case, the militant demand of tolerance only goes one way. They demand we accept and celebrate them, their ideologies, and their actions, while at the same time they shout down anyone who thinks differently.

That’s because they were never really after tolerance in the first place. As R.C. Sproul Jr. rightly said, “Tolerance was never the goal, approval is. We who give the former but not the latter will not be tolerated.”

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