Here is news – the Folau case, which we all have heard so much about, is not a conflict between traditional religious morality, and the new sexual morality of the current regime, but … something else:
“The Folau case is not, then, an attack on religion as it first appears. It is a sectarian dispute¬ between faiths. Clyne’s moral compass points in one direction, Folau’s another. Folau stands by what he believes to be reveale¬d truth and thinks the postmodern cant of diversity and inclusion is mumbo jumbo. Clyne thinks the opposite. One believes the reward for unrepented sin is damnation. For the other it is to be cast into the darkness to dwell among the wretched who will never score a freebie to the Bledisloe Cup or a seat in the Qantas Chairman’s lounge. Once we imagined that the decline in religious¬ affiliation would end the pronounced sectarian divide that governed social¬, political and workplace encounters. Instead, the 6.9 million Australians who declare¬d affiliation to “no religion” in the 2016 census have coalesced into communities of believers with shared moral codes frequently in conflict with established religions.