Pauline Pantsdown

Looking quite unlike her usual self, Pauline Pantsdown put in an appearance at the Australian Christian Lobby Conference in Sydney this afternoon

Pauline Pantsdown is ejected from the ACL conference

Pauline Pantsdown is ejected from the ACL conference

12:44pm: A man dressed in striped pyjamas (reminiscent of victims of Nazi Germany), with red paint on his hands representing the blood of victims, just interrupted Dr Jeff Ventrella, claiming that Dr Ventrella has imprisoned gay people around the world, for being gay. Security escorted him from the conference theatre, while ACL conference attendees sang Amazing Grace. Before he left he held up his hands, and cried, “this blood is on your hands.” – See more at: http://www.biblesociety.org.au/news/live-australian-christian-lobby-national-conference#sthash.XkFEDRt2.dpuf

Should you be interested, there’s a full report of events now up on Buzzfeed

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Although the conference was held at the Uniting Church’s Wesley Conference Centre, not every member of the Uniting Church was happy about that.

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Warren Talbot (pictured above) addressed the protestors.

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All pictures from Facebook.

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Veteran gay writer and speaker, Doug was one of the founders of the UKs pioneering GLBTI newspaper Gay News (1972) , and of the second, Gay Week, and is a former Features Editor of Him International. He presented news and current affairs on JOY 94.9 FM Melbourne for more than ten years.

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