A church in South Australian has caused controversy after declaring their intentions to ban people with disabilities from attending congregations.

The church claim they believe that people with different forms of disabilities could disturb the "sacred space".

According to The Advertiser, an Adelaide church called FamilyVoice plans to discriminate against those who have disabilities, as well as anyone who identifies as gay or transgender.

They also believe they should be able to discriminate because of a person's age.


"For very good reasons, a religion may not wish to engage a person who has a mental illness and displays disturbed behaviour," a submission made to a federal parliamentary inquiry into freedom of belief read.

"Such behaviour would adversely affect a church service, which is sacred in nature."

The move by the church has been slammed by Australia's Dignity Party MLC Kelly Vincent, who told the Advertiser it was "cruel and hypocritical".