Australian bishop challenges political party’s anti-gang rhetoric

Posted Jul 16, 2018

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Assistant Bishop Philip Huggins of the Diocese of Melbourne has challenged the election rhetoric of the Victoria State opposition Liberal Party, saying that it risks negatively stereotyping young people. The bishop spoke out after the Liberal Party distributed election leaflets headlined “only the Liberals will: stop gangs hunting in packs.” The bishop’s intervention follows earlier criticism of the demonization of refugees from Sudan and South Sudan.

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