Christian Lobby Groups Need To Keep An Eye On Their Domain Registration…
The Australian Christian Lobby is not a particularly nice organisation. If you’re Australian and at all socially progressive or critical of religious tampering in the political system, then you’d probably be aware of the ACL as the group that tries to equate gay marriage with smoking, prevent access to subsidised abortion drugs, and just generally tries to inject as much Church into the State as possible. Dang.
It’s common practice for organisations to register all or many of the possible variants on their preferred domain, and redirect them to their main website. However, if you go to australianchristianlobby.org, you won’t be redirected to the ACL’s main website (which has .au on the end — I won’t link to it). That’s because a trio of young women - Hilary Bowman-Smart, Genevieve Stewart, and Jessica Alice - snapped up the domain…
…and have turned it into the site of a far better ACL: the league of Australian Cat Ladies. According to the new site:
The vision of the Australian Cat Ladies is to see feline principles and ethics accepted and influencing the way we are governed, do business and relate to each other as a community. The ACL aims to foster a more compassionate and just society by encouraging inclusivity, actively working against oppression of all kinds, and disseminating cat .gifs wherever they may be needed.
No religiously-motivated socially conservative lobbying there, I can tell you that much. A marked improvement, even if you’re not a cat person. (But if you are, you can join the Australian Cat Ladies. Why not?)
(Thanks to Justin for pointing out that australianchristianlobby.org was never owned by the ACL.)