Bible Believers

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For the generic term, see Bible believer.

Bible Believers is the website of the Bible Believers' Church of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Because the website reprints antisemitic material such as The Protocols of the Elders of Zion and Henry Ford’s The International Jew,[1][2] and Holocaust denial material from authors such as Bradley Smith and Mark Weber, a complaint was lodged under Australia’s Racial Discrimination Act.[2][3][4][5] In 2007, Justice Richard Conti of the Federal Court of Australia ordered Anthony Grigor-Scott to remove from the website antisemitic claims that Jews deliberately exaggerated the number of Jews killed during World War II.[3][6] However, the order was overturned on appeal due to a legal technicality: "Bible Believers Church" could not be sued, since it lacked legal personality, and the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Act 1986 (Cth) (HREOC Act) would not permit (in the same proceeding) its substitution with another defendant who could be[7]

Bible Believers were described as "[o]ne of the most visible of the plethora of eccentric pseudo-Christian groups in Australia" and "extremist" by the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) in their 2008 report on antisemitism in Australia.[8]


  1. ^ "Less creative in its anti-Semitism is the Bible Believers site in Sydney which provides reprints of classics of anti-Jewish incitement, including The Nameless War and The International Jew, and observations such as "American Jews from the East Side of New York" run a vast international conspiracy." Jeremy Jones. "In the Neighbourhood: Charlatan's Web"[dead link] Australia/Israel Review, Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council, 21 October - 11 November 1998.
  2. ^ a b Australia, Stephen Roth Institute, Country Anti-Semitism Reports, 2004.
  3. ^ a b "Group ordered to stop Holocaust-denial"[dead link], The Australian, 2 Feb 2007
  4. ^ Report on antisemitism in Australia at the Wayback Machine (archived 19 November 2008), Australian Jewish News, 27 November 2006.
  5. ^ B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission, "Racism on the Internet", 1998
  6. ^ Yoni Bashan. "Court orders removal of Holocaust-denial material" at the Wayback Machine (archived 25 August 2008), Australian Jewish News, 5 February 2007.
  7. ^ Anne Overrell, Grigor-Scott v Jones (Case Note), Queensland University of Technology, 18 Mar 2009
  8. ^ Jones, Jeremy (2008). "REPORT ON ANTISEMITISM IN AUSTRALIA" (PDF). Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council - Executive Council of Australian Jewry. p. 64. Retrieved 27 July 2011. 

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