Australians must understand that conservative Christian lobbyists do not speak for all people of the faith, according to the Brisbane Anglican leader heading a new progressive advocacy group.

The Very Reverend Peter Catt, the Dean of St John’s Cathedral, announced yesterday the creation of the new group called A Progressive Christian Voice (Australia).

He said the aim of the group was not to be in conflict with the Australian Christian Lobby, which often argued for conservative positions on issues such as gay marriage and surrogacy, but to ensure there were several Christian voices in public debates.

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