Mark Sneddon quoted in The Australian:
“Christians Plan to Target Coalition” by Simon Benson, 8/8/17
“Institute for Civil Society executive director Mark Sneddon, a board member of Freedom for Faith, yesterday warned there were holes in Australia’s discrimination regime that would be exacerbated by the legislation of same-sex marriage.
He called for urgent changes to strengthen religious freedoms, noting that in NSW, South Australia and federal jurisdictions there were still no protections for people under anti-discrimination laws on the basis of their religious belief or practice.
“I’m very concerned about it,” Mr Sneddon said. “This has also had an implication for charities which also have a religious basis for example … Every Catholic adoption charity in England and in Wales has either closed down or transferred its business to a secular adoption agency.”
Mr Sneddon said this was a much broader problem than the narrow religious protections offered in Senator Smith’s private members bill, which allows civil celebrants to decline to marry same-sex couples and religious organisations the right to refuse their facilities for use in same-sex weddings.”