Monthly Archives: September 2014

LETTER: Segregation splits opinion

I’D like to thank Joanne McCarthy for exposing the inconsistencies and lack of transparency in the implementation of scripture classes in local public schools (‘‘Class figures ‘utter fiasco’’’ Herald 17/9). The fact the NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli declined to … Continue reading

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LETTER: Church reveals gospel truth

CAROLYN Campbell’s claim that scripture teachers follow a syllabus approved by the Department of Education is simply not true  (‘‘Telling Bible tales is not preaching’’ Herald 8/9). Neither the content, nor the age-appropriateness of the syllabus, is approved or endorsed … Continue reading

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LETTER: Pets come with responsibilities

MY heart goes out to Bill Finney and his loyal friend, Roger. (‘‘Man in dog attack terror’’ Herald 6/9.)  Having been the victim of, and witness to, numerous unprovoked dog attacks in recent months in Lemon Tree Passage, I know … Continue reading

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LETTER: Myopic view on teach and preach

I’M sorry, Carolyn Campbell (‘‘Learning about Jesus has value’’   Letters 1/9) but claiming that volunteer scripture teachers ‘‘teach, not preach’’ is in my opinion, disingenuous given that she, as an SRE volunteer herself, taught primary school children ‘‘… who … Continue reading

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PM errs over religious test

PERHAPS Prime Minister Tony Abbott and his colleagues should get a young child to explain to them that section 116 of our constitution clearly prohibits a religious test ‘‘for any office under the Commonwealth’’. Restricting the National School Chaplaincy program … Continue reading

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