“We still have freedom of expression, but if it dies, all other human rights will disappear. Do not ever forget that.” – Sabatina James, My fight for faith and freedom Liberal Senator [...]
BECAUSE A TINY MINORITY OF SAME-SEX COUPLES REPRESENTING JUST
SHOULD NOT BE ENTITLED TO REDEFINE MARRIAGE FOR THE REST OF US
0.39% OF THE POPULATION
The reality is that marriage has been a man-woman union since the beginning of recorded history. And the reality is that only man-woman marriage provides the ideal environment for children: the complementary care of both a mum and a dad.
Those who say that gender is irrelevant to marriage have no leg to stand on in arguing that marriage should be restricted to just two people. Why not 3 people? Why not a group marriage of two women and two men? Why should homosexual marriages be permitted and group marriages be discriminated against?
Guided by cultural wisdom, the state should favour the lifelong man-woman union to protect every children’s desire to not be motherless or fatherless, or subject to adult desires alone.
Even two gay fashion designers, Dolce and Gabbana, recognised this. They said in March 2015, “Life has a natural flow; there are things that cannot be changed. [We are] opposed to the idea of a child growing up with two gay parents.”
Extensive studies prove that kids do best when they’re raised by a loving, nurturing mum and dad.
People who blandly assert that freedom of religion is adequately protected in Australia are either ignorant or being misleading.
See what the YES side has to say on this critically important issue…
I urge everyone who finds [the Catholic booklet featuring teaching on traditional marriage] offensive and inappropriate, including teachers, parents and students, to complain to the Anti-Discrimination Commissioner.
The right to the equal protection of the law without discrimination is directed at the legislature and requires State Parties to prohibit discrimination and take action to protect against discrimination.
This is an ongoing process. Just as Labor in office removed an exemption in relation to aged care in Australia — it is something that we will continue to examine when we get into government.
Please don’t be fooled into thinking that once same-sex marriage is legalised that the LGBT activists will be satisfied and stop campaigning for rights. No. As we have seen from Canada, the UK, the United States and New Zealand, same-sex marriage was just a stepping stone toward a much larger, a much wider sex/gender revolution with the agenda to completely re-engineer reality as we know it. Here are some chilling examples:
The 2016 census revealed that same-sex couples represent just
of the Australian population.
Yet, other studies have shown that somewhere between
of same-sex couples have indicated that they want to get married.
So same-sex couples intending on marrying could be as low as 0.019% or as high as
which is hardly a number to justify redefining the bedrock institution of our society.
It’s the height of recklessness to unpick the very fabric that has held civil society together for such an infinitesimally small number of people.
* The statistic can be calculated by doubling the number of same-sex couples (46,800) to 93,600 (number of gays in a relationship), then dividing that by the population of Australia (23,401,892) and then multiplying that by 100.
** This statistic can be calculated by dividing 11 by 100 and multiplying that by 0.39 which equals 0.0429.
Archbishop Porteous was hauled before the Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Commission for promoting a Catholic teaching on marriage to the parents of children in Catholic schools.
Pastor Campbell Markham is facing having to undergo sensitivity training or a fine for blog posts in 2011 stating the Christian position on marriage, if his defence fails.
The Iraq War veteran was sacked from the Army for criticising gender and sexuality diversity policies, including its support for the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.
IBM executive Mark Allaby has come under fire by LGBT activists for his role on the board of an organisation promoting Christian values and traditional marriage.
LGBT activists pressured Macquarie University senior research associate Steve Chavura to resign from the Lachlan Macquarie Institute due to its Christian values.
A lighthearted debate on gay marriage sponsored by Coopers ignited a vile Twitter campaign with the hashtag #boycottcoopers forcing them into a grovelling apology.
If the threat to freedom of speech is bad now for people who disagree with same-sex marriage, what’s going to happen after it’s legalised?
While it is true that a number of same-sex couples have no other motive than to marry their partner, there is also a sinister agenda behind the legalisation of same-sex marriage being pushed by LGBTQI activists and their Leftist allies.
See what some of the leading LGBTQI activists have to say in their own words…
“We continue to demand rights, ignoring the fact that human sexuality is fluid and flexible, acting as though we are all stuck in our category forever . . . The narrow categories of identity politics are obviously deceptive.” – LGBT publication “The Advocate” 9-5-95 Pg 43.
“Being gay is much more that just making a cozy home, sleeping with a person of the same gender, and seeking government approval to have these rights . . . Being queer means modifying the parameters of sex, sexuality and family and, in the process, transforming the very fabric of society . . . We must keep our eyes on the goal . . . to radically reorder the way society sees reality.”
“A middle ground might be to fight for same-sex marriage and its benefits and then, once granted, redefine the institution of marriage completely, to demand the right to marry, not as a way of adhering to society’s moral codes, but rather to debunk the myth and radically alter an archaic institution. It is also a chance to wholly transform the definition of family in American culture.”
“It’s a no-brainer that (homosexual activists) should have the right to marry, but I also think equally that it’s a no-brainer that the institution of marriage should not exist. …(F)ighting for gay marriage generally involves lying about what we are going to do with marriage when we get there — because we lie that the institution of marriage is not going to change, and that is a lie. The institution of marriage is going to change, and it should change. And again, I don’t think it should exist.”
“I would love to have the people who are out there arguing for same-sex marriage say, ‘Let’s be clear: marriage is about primary emotional commitment to another person and it doesn’t mean I won’t **** around.’ There are virtually no longstanding monogamous gay relationships. I happen to think that this is a good thing.”
“Marxism offers both the hope and the strategy needed to create a world where human sexuality, gender and how we relate to our bodies can blossom in extraordinarily new and amazing ways that we can only try to imagine today, because Marxism has a theory of social change.”