Safety fears at Christian charities due to gay activists

Safety fears at Christian charities due to gay activists, by Dennis Shanahan.

Two Christian charities have been granted official permission to keep their board members’ names secret on the grounds of “public safety”, after abuse and threats from gay activists forced an IBM executive to sever his links with a Christian education group.

The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission yesterday agreed to keep the boards of the Lachlan Macquarie Institute and the Australian Christian Lobby off the public record ­because publication “could ­endanger public safety”. …

The commission does not routinely grant requests for privacy of board members but has done so in the past for registered charities such as women’s shelters fearful of violence.

hat-tip Stephen Neil