In response to media reports about the Religious Freedom Bill 2019 AACS have developed some “Myth Busters” and background points for schools to refer to. We hope these will provide helpful, everyday language to use when answering questions from students, staff and parents. Unfortunately, this debate is often characterised by false information, erroneous assumptions and bad-faith arguments. In particular, it exposes how little is known about how people of faith go about their lives. As the Australia Watch website and the Human Rights Law Alliance notes: The freedom to believe lies at the core of all human rights and freedoms. Freedom of speech enables the communication of beliefs, whilst freedom of expression permits beliefs to be lived out in society. Freedom of association allows those of like-mind to form groups, communities and organisations governed by common conviction and to exercise those rights together.
The points downloadable take into consideration some of the common criticism levelled at Christian schools and faith-based entities View Myth Busters