The Australian Christian Lobby have claimed one of Melbourne’s premiere wedding venues Leonda By The Yarra is scheduled to host their 2019 Victoria Conference “Not Ashamed” on July 20 this year.
2019 Victoria Conference
Join us for the 2019 Victoria Conference – ‘Not Ashamed’ – Saturday, 20 July.
Join Victorian State Director Dan Flynn, ACL’s Managing Director Martyn Iles and Director of Research Elisabeth Taylor, along with additional speakers at Leonda By The Yarra, Hawthorn.
Registration includes refreshments, lunch and afternoon tea.
July 20, 2019 at 8:30am – 3:30pm
Leonda By The Yarra
2 Wallen Rd
Hawthorn, VIC 3122
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Leonda By The Yarra have issued this statement in response:
We wish to advise that the Australian Christian Lobby does not currently have a confirmed booking with Leonda By The Yarra for their 2019 event. Whilst we have been in discussions with this group, like we do for any organisation enquiring with us, we do agree that this organisation does not share the same values as our business and as such this event will not be proceeding at our venue.
Their beliefs about sin and the need of repentance through the love of Christ go against our MEG values of Lots of Love and Positive People, and go against our ethos of providing a warm and welcoming environment for weddings which know no bounds in terms of religious denomination, or sexual orientation.
We are all for freedom of expression, but believe that the ACL can find a more suited platform for their voice elsewhere.