The Constitution

God, Religious Tradition and the Australian Constitution

A discussion with the former Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia and some further thoughts Rabbi Dr Shimon Cowen   Two great issues trouble our society, because they clash with its traditions, particularly as these have been formed by the great world faiths. These two issues are abortion on demand, which has been instituted in an extreme form with the coercion of doctors in the Victorian Abortion Law Reform Act of 2008, and the concept of “homosexual marriage”, which has yet been resisted in Australia. The religious tradition of universal ethics permits neither of these. In the following,…

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