He’ll be addressing the 20th annual Finley Regional Christian Men’s Fellowship Dinner on ‘controversial’ topics like:
“the implications of allowing marriage equality in other countries such as Canada and Sweden, and the potential consequences should it be allowed in Australia… Safe schools, freedom of speech and transgenderism.”
Southern Riverina News, to whom we are indebted for this information, provides a useful summary of Lyle’s surprisingly varied career.
“Starting his career working for regional farming newspapers in Queensland as a journalist, Mr Shelton was later appointed as group commodities editor for Melbourne based Rural Press Limited.
After six years in media, Mr Shelton served as a youth pastor at Toowoomba City Church.
In 2000, he was elected to the Toowoomba City Council, and then re-elected in 2004.
After a role as political advisor to Queensland senators Ron Boswell and Barnaby Joyce, Mr Shelton became the Chief of Staff at the Australian Christian Lobby for six years. He was appointed managing director in 2013.”
Now we know where Beetroot-Face Barnaby gets some of his dottier ideas – such as the imagined detrimental impact of equal marriage on cattle exports to Asia.
Event organiser John Everingham told the paper that
‘‘Men should come along to be truly informed about the realities which would follow if we were to change the Marriage Act, as well as other controversial topics in Australia. Mr Shelton is easy to listen to, and it will be a very informative evening where men can have their questions answered.’’
To book a table call John on 0407830030 or Ben on 0459830239. Tickets are $30 per person, but you’ll have to hurry: bookings close today Monday, July 17.