OPINION | Pastor accuses church leaders of blatant hypocrisy in same sex marriage plebiscite

August 29 2017 - 8:00pm

Occasionally a letter is sent to The Mercury that is so powerful, so heartfelt, that it deserves highlighting. We received this letter from Pastor Bob Cotton of Maitland Christian Church. We have decided to run it in its entirety.

CHURCH LEADERSHIP HAS FAILED US: Pastor Bob Cotton believes the church's handling of child sex allegations against priests has been woefully inadequate and accuses them of blatant hypocrisy in trying to influence opinion on the same sex marriage plebiscite.


The most important issue facing Christianity today is not that of same sex marriage but the issue of sex crimes committed against children by those within the church and the deliberate and intentional concealment of these crimes by their leadership.