The Australian Christian Lobby, basically the equivalent of a Christian Right group in America, uses the domain www.acl.org.au to espouse their anti-gay, anti-choice rhetoric. Okay, fine, their right… but I guess nobody told them they should also snatch up australianchristianlobby.org while they’re at it. It was just sitting there for the longest time…
So a group of awesome women from Melbourne have taken that domain and turned it into a site for Australian Cat Ladies:
We believe in family values — like hard work, marriage equality, and lots of tummy rubs.
“Meow meow, meow MEOW meow meow MEOOOOOW purrrrrrr”
— A statement from one of our founding felines on the importance of the ACL.
The Herald-Sun Leader spoke with one of the founders and she sounds just as delightful in her own voice:
Site co-founder Hilary Bowman told Leader their intention was not to embarrass the ACL but “we would certainly not be upset if we did”.
“We’re really not fans of them,” she said.
“We thought it would be very funny and we were sort of bored and we wanted to form a club of young Twitter feminists who love cats (this is us).”
“Also, [co-founder] Genevieve [Stewart] is a lesbian and one day would like to be married and free from the homophobia that is often defended by people such as the Australian Christian Lobby under the guise of religious expression.”
The women are hoping to do more with the site in the future, but for now, they’re battling Christian bigotry with silliness, giving those awful beliefs the respect they deserve.
(Thanks to Julia for the link!)