Thursday, October 29, 2009

Jim Wallace Says He Speaks For All Christians.

From ChristianityToday, a report on the debate over aid in dying in Australia:

The vast majority of Christians are opposed to euthanasia and would be deeply concerned about last night’s passing of the second reading stage in the South Australian Upper House of a bill to legalise voluntary euthanasia, the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) said today.

ACL Managing Director Jim Wallace said reported claims by the group ‘Christians Supporting Choice for Voluntary Euthanasia’ that many Christians support euthanasia give a false impression regarding the true views of the overwhelming majority of Christians.

“ACL has battled strongly against euthanasia being legalised for years at both State and Federal levels and before numerous parliamentary inquiries. In consulting with churches and Christian leaders we have been left in no doubt that the vast majority of Christians are opposed to euthanasia,” Mr Wallace said.

“It has become a tactic by some groups to assume a representation that they don’t have. We saw this in the charter of rights debate and we are again seeing this in the current debate over euthanasia in South Australia. These tactics are clearly designed to confuse people about the true stance of the overwhelming majority of Christians on these matters.”

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