Archbishop of Sydney defends million-dollar donation to campaign against same-sex marriage

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The Archbishop of Sydney, Glenn Davies, has written a letter to churches defending his diocese’s decision to donate $1 million to fund the campaign against same-sex marriage in Australia.

Glenn Davies is the Archbishop of Sydney in the Anglican Church of AustraliaDiocese of Sydney

It was confirmed on Monday that his heavily conservative diocese, the largest in the country, had backed the ‘no’ campaign in Australia’s forthcoming postal survey on same-sex marriage that has sparked division within the Australian church.

Davies set out to ‘correct some misrepresentations’ about his diocese’s involvement in the campaign, rejecting accusations of homophobia.

Peter Catt, the dean of St John’s Anglican cathedral in Brisbane, highlighted the wide variations in opinions on same-sex marriage within the church, arguing that the money would have been better spent on a less divisive issue.

Similarly, minister Mike Paget of St Barnabas Anglican Church in Sydney took to Facebook to state that

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