Australian Christian Lobby Applauds R18+ Failure

December 13, 2010 -

A statement from the Australian Christian Lobby (in an article entitled "ACL welcomes refusal of R18+ game classification" that appeared in the Australian Conservative) celebrates the defeat of the measure during the Standing Committee of Attorney Generals meeting last week. ACL’s managing director Jim Wallace was one of the panelists at the meeting speaking against the new rating. Below is some of what Wallace had to say about the meeting and the results:

"It was very clear to me that the great majority of AGs were in a state of bemusement that anyone could want to make or play many of these games and particularly those proposed for an R18+ rating," Wallace said. "It is clear that the meeting failed to get support for the R18 classification as a result."

"The claims that the MA15+ rating for games contains a number of games that should be classified higher is simply admission of a failed system," Wallace added.

Wallace went on to say that any future ratings system should cover all forms of entertainment and technology - something the group has asked for in the past.

Source: Australian Conservative

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Re: Australian Christian Lobby Applauds R18+ Failure

I applaud their belief in an old fairy tale.

Re: Australian Christian Lobby Applauds R18+ Failure

I'd like to point out that political lobbying is against Christ's teachings. He often said that his kingdom is no part of the world, that is, the corrupt political system. So by getting into the lawmaking process they are violating a tenant of the faith they so vocally proclaim to follow.

Also, haters gonna hate.

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Re: Australian Christian Lobby Applauds R18+ Failure

Shelton is nothing more than a bigot. If he had his way we'd all be living in Christian-land with him controlling what we see, read, and probably even eat and feel.

"You're not allowed to be angry, to the dungeons with ye!"

The guy isn't very smart. He preaches that video games cause violence yet doesn't seem to realise that these changes anger many gamers. If we're so violent, how come he hasn't be killed or beaten severely?

-- Randi Tastix

Re: Australian Christian Lobby Applauds R18+ Failure

it hasn't crossed their minds; these guys have no logic

岩「if Phyllis Schlafly wants to undo Women's Rights, she should lead by example and get back in the kitchen」

岩「…I can see why Hasselbeck's worried about fake guns killing fake people. afterall, she's a fake journalist on a fake news channel」

Re: Australian Christian Lobby Applauds R18+ Failure

 This kind of crap still amuses me considering that the Bible is a violent, bloody, and hate-filled book.

 They can keep be "bemused" at how anyone would want to make or play mature games.  I can continue to be "bemused" that people would believe the fraud that is religion.  The only difference: They have the right to their faith and I'm not trying to take it away from them.  

The day Christians actually respect the fact that not everyone wants to live according to their Bronze-Age mythology is the day I stop hating on them.  

Also, these fools claim to want a rating system for all media.  But what they really want is censorship and banning of content they don't like- hence opposition to an 18+ rating.  This ideal of a society where news, entertainment, literature, and art are exclusively "family friendly" is absurd.

Re: Australian Christian Lobby Applauds R18+ Failure

agreed

岩「if Phyllis Schlafly wants to undo Women's Rights, she should lead by example and get back in the kitchen」

岩「…I can see why Hasselbeck's worried about fake guns killing fake people. afterall, she's a fake journalist on a fake news channel」

 
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