There is a lot of misleading nonsense being spouted about ‘equal funding’ for proponents and opponents of Marriage Equality.
Those who say “both sides” should be funded make the false assumption that there are only two sides.
I, as you know, am a priest of a City Anglican Church, and am clearly aware that many of my colleagues in my denomination and other denominations throughout the country are in favour of Marriage Equality.
I do not identify with conservative and fundamentalist Christianity.
To caricature all Christians as being steadfastly opposed to this change is wrong.
I suspect that proper investigation would surprise the community at large. The church of ordinary folk is much more tolerant than its caricature. (see here for example http://www.australianmarriageequality.org/a-majority-of-christians-support-marriage-equality/)
So who then will receive the ‘equal funding’?.
I, certainly, am not happy for extremist conservative Christians (the Australian Christian Movement & Family First, for example) to represent me, and do not believe that in any sense they represent 'the Churches'. They are not the representatives of Australian Christians. And should nto be the ones who are the beneficiaries of such arbitrary largesse from government