Muriel Lylie PorterOAM (born 15 May 1948) is an Australian journalist based in Melbourne, Victoria. She is a frequent contributor to The Agenewspaper and mostly writes about issues concerning the Anglican Church of Australia in which she is a prominent layperson. She promotes liberal theological views and, as such, is a critic of traditional and evangelical Christianity, which she often accuses of being fundamentalist. She is also critical of megachurches and is a high profile advocate of the ordination of women, homosexual unions and allowing homosexual people to become clergy. She was involved in the formation of an Anglican submission recommending abortion be legalised in Victoria. She is also the author of several books, including the controversialThe New Puritans: the rise of fundamentalism in the Anglican Church.