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Western Australian Aboriginal elders try to stop Christians from trying to convert them

Christians BANNED! Western Australian community takes radical step to stop God botherers from trying to convert them to Christianity

  • Aboriginal elders in a remote community want to ban Christians from visiting
  • The elders sought advice from the Equal Opportunity Act over the potential ban
  • Christian organisations are known to visit remote communities across the state

Aboriginal elders in a remote Western Australian community want to ban Christians from visiting their region. 

The indigenous community said the religious organisation was attempting to convert them to Christianity and away from their traditional culture. 

The group of elders asked WA’s discrimination watchdog if they were allowed to forbid the Christian group – who wasn’t identified – from their community. 

Equal Opportunity Commissioner of WA John Byrne said the religious group most likely wouldn’t be able to lodge a complaint if they were to be banished. 

Aboriginal elders in a remote Western Australian community want to ban Christians from visiting their region to try and convert them to Christianity

Mr Byrne said the elders would succeed as the ground of religious conviction does not apply to places.

‘Aboriginal communities should be able to say who comes on their land,’ Mr Byrne told The Western Australian.

‘They can say ‘please do not come onto our land, we do not want you there’. That’s not a ground (for discrimination) under the act. 

‘Basically controlling your community is important to preserve your culture against the various types of threats.’

Christian organisations are known to visit remote communities across the state, including Kingdom Aviation Ministries and Chariots of Fire Ministries.

Members of Kingdom Aviation Ministries fly to communities every week in the hope of expanding their outreach.

‘Many areas within Western Australia are very remote and have no viable witness to Christ,’ KAM’s website reads. 

‘Since the progressive withdrawal of Christian missions there is a whole generation that has never heard the gospel.’

Daily Mail Australia does not suggest Kingdom Aviation Ministries or Chariots of Fire Ministries are the groups the elders wish to ban.  

Christian organisations are known to visit remote communities in Western Australia

Christian organisations are known to visit remote communities in Western Australia

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