This coming Saturday, 29th November, Victorians go to the polls to vote. It's the Victorian State Election. Every election is important and this one is no different.
At CityLife Church, we are not aligned with any particular political party nor do we tell people who to vote for or how to vote. We do encourage everyone to take their vote seriously by researching each of the candidates and their parties, as well as the values and stance they take on important issues.
One matter of grave concern to many Christians is the intention of the Labor Party to introduce legislation that could severely limit the religious freedom of all faith-based organisations (including churches and Christians Schools). Please read this recent article by Stephen O'Doherty from Christian Schools Australia. Churches will be affected in exactly the same way; hence the recent joint statement by leaders of a number of church denominations. We echo these same concerns as we want to be able to continue employing staff who are Christians in our church and urge you to take this issue into full consideration as you prepare to vote.
Let's vote intelligently and prayerfully this election, so that our State can continue to be a great place to live, raise a family and share our faith.