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Australian Christian Lobby failed to read the room on Israel Folau NRL campaign – The Guardian

The ACL cannot apparently see that most of the public – and sponsors – will not cop so-called religious bigots

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Theres a tenet of journalism which directs journalists to punch up. It means hold authority to account, play the role of Fourth Estate, keep bastards honest. Criticising the Australian Christian Lobby for spending an estimated $40,000 on a full-page ad in the Daily Telegraph to plead Israel Folaus case to play in the National Rugby League feels like punching down. But here it goes, anyway.
The ACL is a political player, of sorts, that wants its truth (as illustrated by numbered passages in the Bible)…

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