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About Jim Reiher
We all know that there are two taboo topics we are not meant to talk about - Religion and Politics. But, they are two of Jim’s most passionate interests. He has been a candidate in various elections between 2004 and 2010, and he was a founding member and the first President of the Casey Multi-faith Network in 2007 (and remains an active member to this day). Jim has a Bachelors of Arts (double major in history) and a Diploma of Education, and also a Masters of Theology (with honors). In recent years he has had a number of journal articles (historical, biblical, and the gender debate) accepted and published after peer review.
If two different school kids have now thought it is okay to throw food at the Prime Minister, where are the old white conservative voices calling for respect for authority?
I have put off writing this for a while... but you know what? It needs to be said. New Zealand's actions yesterday were important and impossible not to notice (at least down this end of the globe we noticed it). The following is a paper I have put together that explains why it is that some of us who call ourselves Christians (Christ followers) actually do support gay marriage. Happy for discussion so long as you actually read it first! :-)
(That is in Victoria, Australia - for those of you not sure)...
Recently Casey Council approved a building application for a Mosque in Doveton. I wanted to offer a few thoughts on that decision, and reflect on the opposition that surrounded it.
"Never put off helping simply because you can't address every issue and every problem. Never put off helping because you can't help everyone who needs it. If everyone just did something, everything would get done. Do your part without regard for those with idle hands."
- Jim Reiher