Australian church graffiti attack targets ‘No’ voters

Australian church graffiti attack targets ‘No’ voters, by Emily Ritchie.

A Melbourne church has been vandalised with the words “Crucify No voters” and “Vote Yes”, startling Sunday morning churchgoers as the marriage postal vote process enters its sixth week.

The slogans were painted in white along the external walls of Waverley Baptist church in Wheelers Hill, referencing the highly divisive marriage debate. …

The incident came as Sydney Catholic Archbishop Anthony Fisher for the first time directly addressed his congregation on the same-sex marriage plebiscite, arguing that governments should typically “stay out of the bedroom”. …

“The only kind of friendship the state has a proper interest in recognising and regulating is heterosexual marriage, because that’s what leads to children — new citizens — and gives them the best start in life.”

hat-tip Stephen Neil