In response to the anti-trans rally in front of the Victorian State Parliament on March 18, Moderator David Fotheringham has issued the following statement:
“The Uniting Church stands against ideologies of hate.
“It is distressing to hear that there was a rally of anti-trans activists, including neo-Nazis, on the weekend.
“Ideologies driven by supposed superiority and hatred of others are abhorrent.
“The Uniting Church seeks to be welcoming of trans and non-binary people.
“All of our trans members and friends warrant support and love, within and beyond the church.
“We also extend our sympathy and support to the Jewish community, also impacted by the actions of some of the protesters.”
Rev David Fotheringham