Those who accuse the Victorian Government of trying to remove religion from the public square with their so-called gay conversion bill are wrong.
It is the eradication of traditional religion and the instalment of another, rigorously enforced orthodoxy that is the goal.
This was made clear in comments published at the weekend in The Age from outgoing Victorian human rights commissioner Kristen Hilton.
We were told that the Change or Suppression (Conversion) Practices Prohibition Bill, passed by the Victorian government last month, was to stop archaic practices like electric shock therapy being used on gay people.
Now, no one was arguing that electroshock therapy transforms gay people into heterosexuals and no churches were…