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Last updated on March 6th, 2018 at 12:30 am
Via Bernie Slattery, the tale of a Uniting Church minister who refused to allow an Australian flag to be placed on the coffin of WWII veteran George Vipond during his funeral. Vipond had attended the church in question for 40 years. As for the Rev. Wes Campbell, who’d been in charge of the church for five years …
Dr Campbell, a former social justice spokesman for the Uniting Church of Victoria and Tasmania, is a member of a small group known as Christians For Peace.
He was heavily involved in a series of daily People For Peace vigils outside St Paul’s Cathedral in early 2003 denouncing the Iraqi war.