Trump Appoints Social Conservative as Secretary of State. Can truth overcome imposed falsehood? As surely as light overcomes darkness. Hope lives on!
Rex Tillerson (above) is out and Pompeo is in. Maybe marriage is not lost forever? Hope remains. "On the Obergefell decision that imposed same-sex marriage on the country, Pompeo said, “Creating, out of nowhere, a federal right to marry, flies in the face of centuries of shared understanding of our Constitution. It is a shocking abuse of power. It is wrong. I will continue to fight to protect our most sacred institutions; Kansans and our nation deserve no less.” Pompeo has come under attack from the LGBT establishment for his strong views on human sexuality.
Pompeo said, “As a Kansan, I hold a deep reverence for … the solemnity of marriage. I will continue the fight to uphold these fundamental ideals each and every day. …I also fully support the traditional institution of marriage. Strong families are the most important building block of our Republic, and we must preserve them for the sake of our community and our culture.”
God's View of Sex
By Billy Graham.
From the very beginning, God has given us moral laws governing the subject of sex that are absolute and unchangeable. Nowhere does the Bible teach that sex in itself is a sin. But from Genesis to Revelation, the Bible condemns the wrong use of sex.
The Bible teaches that “there is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death” (Proverbs 14:12).
We allow our magazine shelves to be filled with obscene literature. Our young people have very little restraint placed on them. In many universities religion is frowned on and sexual freedom is idolized.
In the midst of this darkness, the Word of God stands as a beacon. It speaks either to assure us of the right or to condemn us when wrong. Read the full article -->>
Man + Woman
Different but both fully equal. Complementing each other. Equally vital for children to exist and flourish. Necessary for the future of humanity.
Vote NO Australia!
Click here if you want a replacement marriage postal vote.
From Marriage Coalition:
Let’s make the next few weeks a big win for freedom!
These next few weeks are critical for winning the fight for marriage, freedom of speech and religion, and parents’ rights to say ‘NO” to radical gay sex education in our schools.
Take up the opportunity you have today to defend marriage by visiting your neighbours and encouraging them to have their say. Speaking with people is the most direct way to help voters hear about the serious consequences of redefining marriage. An hour or two here and there is all you need—and training is easily done online.
You’ll receive all the materials you need, such as lanyards, brochures and the mobile app that will give you directions to your nearest neighbour who needs to hear from you.
Ask a friend to join you! Or, we can pair you up with another volunteer if you wish.
You can start your online training with a Campaign Induction Conference Call – to hear about the winning strategy.
And you’ll get all the support you need from your local campaign organiser (LCO) to assist and support you as you work with our Freedom Team to help defend marriage in whatever state you live in:
It’s time to win this!
Coalition for Marriage
"Moms and dads, are you listening? This movement is THE greatest threat to your children." Dr. James Dobson
"Moms and dads, are you listening? This movement is the greatest threat to your children." Dr James Dobson, speaking about the homosexual rainbow juggernaut destroying childhood and Western civilization.
Please read the full message from Dr. James Dobson -->>
Australians need to know that this is a real fight to protect freedom of speech and religion for all Australians…and for parents’ rights to say ‘NO” to radical gay sex education in our schools. Australians need to know what is at stake with this attempt to change the marriage law. It will not end with marriage.
By changing marriage law Australian's freedom of speech, religion, and conscience are under direct threat. Parent's rights to teach their children that radical gay sex and lifestyle is unhealthy, dangerous physically and mentally, and that gay pedophiles do not have a right to groom children.
Just as it is OK for children to say NO when an adult tries to groom them it is more than OK for Australians to VOTE NO and stop this rainbow political and sexual movement from undermining Australia's strong foundations.
Enough is Enough Australia. Vote NO.
We are in a war. We either defend what the ANZACS died for or we lose our freedom. Vote NO Australia!
This is your chance Australia to do a Brexit, a Trump, and confound the political elites by saying “we are not going to accept radical sex-ed forcefully imposed on our children." Vote NO!
The ABS has released figures today estimating that 57.5 per cent of people have returned their marriage ballot paper. This still leaves just under half the population who have not yet voted.
This is your chance to do a Brexit, a Trump, and confound the political elites by saying “we are not going to accept gender fluid ideology and gender fluid "marriage" being forced on every man, woman and child, whether they are religious of not”.
Our campaign web page explains the issues with a simple leaflet and a Q&A that gives you material you can give to your children and grandchildren. It explains how this is not about equality and how it will affect them and their friends.
Have you voted yet?
Have ALL your family members, relatives and members of your church voted?
Every vote is essential in this campaign.
The marriage ballot will decide:
All these scenarios that undermine our freedom to think, speak and act hang in the balance. The only people that can stop them happening are YOU and everyone YOU can influence.
Please share these video links:
Video 1. https://youtu.be/D_ysXmqHKJY
Video 2. https://youtu.be/qbIzWkncqEg
4. Please volunteer to 'Join the Fight' with the Coalition for Marriage by phoning or doorknocking.
If you haven’t received your postal ballot yet or have lost it, please contact the ABS on 1800 572 113 and ask for another ballot.
You can help out with our costs in running the marriage campaign by pressing the Donate button below.
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From Marriage Coalition:
Marion, one of our Freedom Team volunteers, shares why the consequences of redefining marriage led her to take action:
“Up to now I guess I’ve been pretty complacent when it comes to getting up and volunteering to go door knocking. But this issue has really stopped me in my tracks.
“Having been out there visiting my neighbours, I’ve been amazed how many people were at first reticent and then, hearing we were ‘No’ supporters, opened up.”
It’s been such a positive experience for Marion that she says:
“I’ve visited my neighbours for at least 5 afternoons!
As Marion has found, many people don’t know the serious consequences of changing the marriage law and many have still have not returned their ballot.
It’s only when someone like you has a conversation with them about the consequences and importance of returning their ballot will they respond by returning their vote.
More volunteers are urgently needed to have those conversations that many Aussies are longing to have.
So please take the first step to find out more today:
Committ to a Campaign induction Conference Call - to hear about the winning strategy.
Ready for the next step? Don’t miss your local campaign event this weekend. Register today to make a difference in your local community.
Thanks for considering how you can help more people open up and vote “NO”!
Radical sexually explicit LGBTIQ content will be forced on school children if marriage law is changed. VOTE NO AUSTRALIA!
Time to act Australia! Rise up and protect children, defend freedom of speech, religion and conscience. Honour the blood of the ANZACS. Vote No to this dangerous attempt to remove our foundations. Enough is Enough!
"After same-sex marriage was legalised in Canada, the school curriculum changed to introduce increasingly sexually explicit LGBTIQ content to children. This program is mandatory, even in faith-based schools.
Look what happened to this Canadian dad …
Steve Tourloukis tried to have his children removed from classes which presented radical gay sex education. The school refused, denying his request on the grounds it was impractical because LGBTIQ issues were embedded throughout the curriculum, and the school considered the ability to opt-out to be a form of “bullying”. The courts also denied his request and sided with the school.
International experience shows that once same-sex marriage is legalised, radical sex education programs become compulsory in schools, with parental rights to object being denied by the schools and by the courts.
Please give today to keep getting the message out fast on TV and social media that changing the definition of marriage means millions of Australian parents will lose the freedom to say “NO” to radical gay sex education for their kids in schools.
Thank you for your support today!
I want to protect my freedom >
Coalition for Marriage
It is a political movement destroying foundations, family, freedom of speech, religion, conscience and childhood. Don't let them! Enough is Enough! Time to act. Vote NO Australia!
Christians will be targeted if they hold to traditional beliefs on marriage and the law on marriage changes.
Freedom is hard to regain once lost.
"YOU DO LOSE YOUR JOB, YOU WILL BE VILIFIED."
Cambridge barrister Paul Diamond, offers a blunt warning that Christians will be targeted if they hold to traditional beliefs on marriage and the law on marriage changes.
In the UK he says, "you do lose your job, you will suffer educational detriment, you will be vilified, for doing no more than reading a Bible verse expressing traditional views. And it’s so abusive in my experience, it's a new barbarism.”
Freedom means you should not be targeted for your religious beliefs. We should be wary of laws that enable that.
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In accordance with s 6(5) of the Marriage Law Survey (Additional Safeguards) Act 2017, this communication was authorised by Michael Kellahan of Sydney for Freedom for Faith.
Groundbreaking conference on for teenagers and parents “Confronting the LGBT Agenda” in your schools! Nov. 18
Finally, a conference that doesn’t back down!
MassResistance: September 29, 2017
For years pro-family parents and their children across America have sought help from MassResistance and other pro-family groups about how to deal with the radical LGBT agenda being pushed relentlessly in their schools.
Kids in school must endure oppressive and psychologically intrusive programs, “gay” student clubs, teaching methods, propaganda, false “facts”, and twisted logic. It becomes a battle against activist teachers, administrators, school committee members, and even brainwashed fellow students.
For decades, we have worked on the front lines and counselled educated, and even organized parents and youth to fight back in their schools. But it’s mostly been a piecemeal effort.
Now, teenagers and their parents can get virtually the whole package in one day. The On Nov. 18 from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm, the Teens4Truth Conference will be held at the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS) in Ft. Worth, Texas. (There will also be a reception on the evening before, Nov. 17, for early attendees, with a welcoming address and a 45-minute video.)
Let’s tell teenagers the truth … Not silence, where we pretend that the harmful trends are not swirling around us (or them). Not the state-approved propaganda about tolerance and equality for all kinds of sex, families, relationships, love or (fill in the blank). Not a “conversation” where we talk around difficult issues and scramble to avoid being called “bigots.” Just the truth.
This conference will also help equip the attendees to deal with their own churches which may be succumbing to the LBGT propaganda. (The Southern states in particular are the target of a multi-million dollar campaign by the LGBT “Human Rights Campaign” to infiltrate and subvert conservative Christian churches.)
This is the conference that the LGBT mov't fears the most
Working closely with Dr. Lopez to organize the conference is David Pickup, a licensed therapist who specializes in authenticReparative Therapy, which helps thousands of youth and adults heal the psychological wounds that cause homosexual feelings and gender dysphoria, who then experience real and lasting change. See the speech that David gave at the Texas MassResistance conference in Austin last April.
There will be special breakout groups for teens and parents. Experts on all the flashpoints in school controversy, from “born this way” to “children’s sexual rights” to “sex reassignment” and bathrooms, and much more. A few prominent Texas religious leaders are also presenting.
Some of the sessions already on the schedule:
What Does the Bible Really Say about LGBT Issues?
Answering the LGBT Agenda in Churches & Schools: A Real Education in Nature
For students: How you can set the Record Straight in Your Schools - for Students
How healing and change is possible.
Your Political & Legal Rights are Under Siege
The REAL Research and Evidence of LGBT Philosophy
For Parents: How you can be the “go to person” for your child’s questions about sexuality
For Parents: How YOU Can Speak Up and Get Involved
For Students: All Your LGBT Questions Answered
You Are Called to Act (Action Items)
The entire conference schedule is still being updated, as some speakers are being added.
The intent is to give both kids and their parents the information and ammunition they need. The speakers are specialized in this knowledge and activism, and include at least two public school teachers – for an inside view of what’s really going on.
Parents and teens will come out with an understanding of: The lies they’re being told; the psychological manipulation and intimidation that is taking place; how to fight back; overcoming your fears and importance of telling the truth; and making real change in your school and church.
For more information, and how to attend: Go to the Teens4Truth Conference website.
You CAN say NO to Gender Ideology! Defend children and freedom. Don't let them win. Honour the ANZACS.
Homosexual "marriage" and abortion are at risk, says George Soros
George Soros has just published an article in which he laments the growth of what he calls the "conservative movement" in Latin America and elsewhere around the globe.
He's afraid of what we are accomplishing. To quote Don Quixote, "Let the dogs bark, Sancho. It’s a sign that we are on track."
Here's what Soros says:
"A dangerous concept has emerged in Latin America, one with the power to rapidly mobilize voters and give new energy to the socially conservative agenda. . . . If the false narrative of gender ideology continues to gain momentum, the hard-won rights of [the Left for abortion and gay "marriage"] could be endangered."
The article mentions some milestones that he considers worrisome, such as the social mobilization in Peru against gender indoctrination in children's school curriculum, and the marches in Mexico against so-called 'marriage' between people of the same sex.
Of course there are several responses to his article:
We are winning!
And we do it without the resources the other side has, or their ability to influence governments. What's our secret? You. You and me and the 1.7 million CitizenGOers all over the world. Ordinary people who say, "Enough!"
The key lies in active and organized civil society. We will not tolerate ideological imposition.
Thanks for making it possible!
I'll just ask you one favor: George Soros insists that "gender ideology" does not exist. Let's expose what they're teaching to children for the world to see!
Post this photo on Twitter so that everyone knows what we are talking about when we mention gender ideology. This is the insanity that they're teaching to kids in school:
At CitizenGO, we take a different view.
Josh Craddock and the entire CitizenGO team
P.S. If Soros is worried, we're on the right track. Thank you for making it possible! Please share this information.
Radical agenda lies behind the Yes campaign.
Kevin Donnelly, Herald Sun
October 1, 2017
PARENTS should be worried that if the Yes vote wins and the Commonwealth government legislates to change the definition of marriage. Parents with school-age children should be especially concerned.
Politicians such as Labor’s Bill Shorten and Penny Wong and the Coalition’s Simon Birmingham and Christopher Pyne say “trust us, all will be well”, but nothing could be further from the truth.
Former PM John Howard is correct to be ringing the warning bell. Once marriage no longer involves a woman and a man, nothing will stop those committed to a radical, Marxist inspired LGBTQI agenda from forcing their beliefs on families and society.
In this brave new world of gender and sexual fluidity, where anyone can self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or intersex, those committed to a traditional view of marriage for religious or conscientious reasons will be especially at risk.
Make no mistake. If the definition of marriage is exploded it will open a Pandora’s box that will restrict and punish those who believe gender is binary and that heterosexual relationships are the norm on the basis that about 98 per cent of Australians identify as male or female. And schools, especially faith-based schools, will suffer most.
Policies of the Greens Party and the Australian Labor Party are committed to removing the current exceptions and exemptions to anti-discrimination laws that give schools control over who they employ.
The Greens Party is also committed to the Safe Schools program, the one designed by Roz Ward who argues “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 extraordinary new and amazing ways”.
In Victoria, the Safe Schools program will be compulsory as of next year for all government schools and the resources available on the program’s website clearly push a radical, cultural-left gender and sexuality view.
If SSM is legalised then parents should expect that the Safe Schools program will, once again, go national and impact on all schools, religious and secular.
And what parents should understand is that those committed to forcing a cultural-left, LGBTQI agenda on schools have been active for many years.
In 1995 the Australian Association for the Teaching of English, which supports the Safe Schools program, in its journal English in Australia argued that students should be taught to recognise “the various ways in which gender categories are tied to an oppressive binary structure for organising the social and cultural practices of adolescent boys and girls”.
According to the AATE, traditional fairytales like Cinderella and plays like Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet are politically incorrect as they reinforce traditional views about being male or female.
The Australian Education Union, also supporters of the Safe Schools program, in its 2003 Policy on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender People argues that GLBT people must be allowed to marry, that all staff must be “inserviced in homophobia and transphobia” and that the school curriculum must normalise “homosexuality and bisexuality”.
Neither the AATE nor the AEU entertain the idea that parents and others in the community might disagree with their gender and sexuality policies and that they have an obligation
to present alternative points of view.
Overseas examples where same-sex marriage has been legalised provide further evidence of the dangers of changing the marriage act.
In England, a Christian school has been criticised by inspectors for not teaching the government mandated views about gender diversity and difference. And a London Jewish primary school was threatened with closure for not teaching the “correct” view about gender fluidity and gender reassignment.
While in Canada, a Christian parent is facing court action for wanting to take his son out of sex education classes that promote same-sex marriage.
Dr Kevin Donnelly is the author of The Culture of Freedom
A WARNING FROM CANADA
“Increasingly the answer is, the state owns the children and allots them”, shares Prof. Douglas B Farrow, McGill University, Montreal, Canada. “If the state doesn’t like what you’re teaching your children. If it doesn’t think you’re forming your children in a way that suits the new morality and the new program, well then that’s another matter.”
He explains, “if your child comes to our state school and we persuade him or her to be in doubt about his or her own sexual orientation, or even his or her own sex. We will help this child make their transition and you will have no right to interfere or even to know this is happening.”
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In accordance with s 6(5) of the Marriage Law Survey (Additional Safeguards) Act 2017, this communication was authorised by Michael Kellahan of Sydney for Freedom for Faith.
FamilyVoice slams “shallow and superficial” Yes campaign
FamilyVoice Australia has released videos to counter the “shallow and superficial” Yes campaign on same-sex marriage.
“Advocates for same-sex marriage are bombarding voters with expensive advertising that makes no contribution to public policy,” he said.
“Australians will not be bullied or herded into approving anything,” he said.
“If the proponents of same-sex marriage have good public policy to justify redefining marriage, they should express their views without relying on flimsy and glossy marketing.
“Shallow and superficial campaigning discredits and denigrates the Australian voter,” he said.
FamilyVoice videos released today feature former homosexual activist James Parker, who provides public policy arguments in favour of heterosexual marriage.
Click here WhyVoteNo.org.au/BigDeal to view the videos.
For more information, contact Ashley Saunders on 0407 218 246
Ashley Saunders, DipLaw(SAB), BMin, MA(Min)
FamilyVoice Australia: a Christian voice for family, faith and freedom
Phone 1300 365 965 (national office) Email email@example.com Website www.fava.org.au
A new website has been released called "It's OK to Say NO". Dr Con Kafataris has provided a detailed booklet entitled "The Big Questions About Marriage?"
Too often, we can feel alone in this fight for marriage. But the truth is, we’re not. There are so many Australians, just like you, who want to defend marriage.
And they are beginning to make themselves heard – loud and clear!
We have been getting some wonderful feedback from those people who have been attending our neighbourhood visitation campaigns; they tell us that they never realised how many like-minded people are out there, and how fun it is to stand up for marriage!
This weekend, we have around 20 different events, happening all across Australia. We’d love you to join in and see how easy – and fun – it is to be part of the Freedom Team!
RSVP to an event in your area
If there’s no event in your area this weekend, there is still much to do:
1. Commit to a Campaign Induction Conference Call – to hear about the winning plan.
2. Sign up to join our Freedom Team as a Volunteer.
3. Get training on an online conference call – get the skills needed to speak more confidently to your family, friends and neighbours about the consequences of changing the Marriage Act.
Every Australian needs to be aware of the health risks in homosexuality to fully understand a need to vote NO.
MassResistance book on LGBT health risks gaining endorsements from physicians and conservative activists
It’s the subject that no one on the Left wants to talk about – and most conservatives are afraid to talk about. But it’s one which must be talked about.
Our groundbreaking MassResistance book, The Health Hazards of Homosexuality, <http://www.healthhazardsofhomosexuality.info/> is really getting people’s attention. This month the book was endorsed by two more prominent physicians, Dr. Michelle Cretella, president of the American College of Pediatricians, and Dr. John Diggs, a prominent internist in Massachusetts. The book also continues to be endorsed by prominent pro-family leaders across the country and discussed in conservative media.
Most important, the book fills a huge void that the medical establishment, the mainstream media, and the popular culture refuse to address. The book documents the vast and shocking medical and psychological health problems surrounding LGBT behavior that are rarely discussed, but commonplace. It brings together research from widely dispersed sources including the federal Centers for Disease Control, medical professional groups, published medical research, media reports, and even LGBT medical groups – and presents it for the reader in clear layman’s terms.
Moreover, it is a tool and information source that is sorely needed by the average person confronted by the overwhelming and aggressive LGBT agenda throughout society.
Physicians recommend the book because it is virtually the only exhaustive compendium available, taken from unimpeachable sources. Moreover, it deals with the fallout from LGBT behaviors as a public health issue.
Activists see the book as the crucial missing piece for parents and citizens confronted by all the school programs, media propaganda, government mandates, corporate intimidation, and everything else that the LGBT agenda controls and pushes. Despite all the media propaganda, the actual scientific data shows that the LGBT lifestyle is anything but stable and healthy.
ORDER THE BOOK HERE
<http://www.healthhazardsofhomosexuality.info/purchase.html> Read excerpts from the book. <http://www.healthhazardsofhomosexuality.info/>
Below are excerpts from the endorsements of the book. (Read the full endorsements here. <http://www.healthhazardsofhomosexuality.info/endorsements.html> ) http://www.massresistance.org/docs/gen3/17c/Health-Book-reviews/index.html
An Urgent Message for Australian Parents:
“The most shocking evidence of this targeting children appeared in the following article written by Michael Swift, who worked for a publication called the Gay Community News. It was read during a congressional debate by former Congressman William Dannemeyer, who also entered it into the Congressional Record. Here is a short excerpt from that shocking statement:
The Gay Rainbow Movement Manifesto
“We shall sodomize your sons, emblems of your feeble masculinity, of your shallow dreams and vulgar lies. We shall seduce them in your schools, in your dormitories, in your gymnasiums, in your locker rooms, in your sports arenas, in your seminaries, in your youth groups, in your movie theatre bathrooms, in your army bunkhouses, in your truck stops, in your all-male clubs, in your houses of Congress, wherever men are with men together. Your sons will become the minions and do our bidding. They will be recast in our image. They will come to crave and adore us.
All laws banning homosexual activity will be revoked. Instead, legislation shall be passed which engenders love between men. All homosexuals must stand together as brothers; we must be united artistically, philosophically, socially, politically and financially. We will triumph only when we present a common face to the vicious heterosexual enemy.
The family unit – spawning ground of lies, betrayals, mediocrity, hypocrisy and violence – will be abolished. The family unit, which only dampens imagination and curbs free will, must be eliminated. Perfect boys will be conceived and grown in the genetic laboratory. They will be bonded together in a communal setting, under the control and instruction of homosexual savants.
All churches who condemn us will be closed. Our only gods are handsome young men. We adhere to a cult of beauty, moral and esthetic. All that is ugly and vulgar and banal will be annihilated. Since we are alienated from middle-class heterosexual conventions, we are free to live our lives according to the dictates of the pure imagination. For us too much is not enough.
We shall be victorious because we are filled with the ferocious bitterness of the oppressed who have been forced to play seemingly bit parts in your dumb, heterosexual shows throughout the ages. We too are capable of firing guns and manning the barricades of the ultimate revolution.
Tremble, hetero swine, when we appear before you without our masks.”
It is clear, however, that our boys need to be protected from sexual abuse, whether it is homosexual or heterosexual character. Guard them day and night when they are young. Don’t send them into a public bathroom alone. Be very careful whom you trust in summer camp, in Sunday school, or in the neighbourhood. Any sexual exploitation of children, whether from a family member of the man next door, whether gay or straight, has the same deleterious effect.
I don’t think it is a good idea to leave your children of either sex in the care of teenage boys. Nor would I allow my teenage son to baby-sit. Why not? Because there is so much going on sexually within adolescent males. It is a preoccupation that invades every aspect of life. The sex drive in boys is at its lifetime peak between the ages of 16 and 18. Under that influence, children have been severely damaged by “good kids” who meant no harm but who were enticed by curiosity to experiment and explore. I’m sure many of my readers will disagree with this position and may even be shocked by it. In the vast majority of cases, it would be safe to ignore my warning. But I simply would not take a chance during the vulnerable years. There is simply too much at stake. I have talked to too many parents who have regretted trusting someone they thought was okay.
Returning now to the issue of homosexuality, I am concerned not only about the sexual abuse of boys (and girls), but also about what they are being taught by the culture at large. Suddenly, everyone seems to be talking about a subject that I didn’t know about until I was 11-years-old. Now we seem determined to tell every 5-year-old about this aspect of adult sexuality.
How about other cultural influences, including television and movies, that are urging boys and girls to “think gay” and to experiment with role-reversal behaviour? When combined with the absence or disengagement of fathers, we can begin to understand why the incidence of homosexuality appears to be rising and why more and more children and teens are reporting they think they are homosexual (footnote). As the institution of the family continues to unravel, we are laying the foundation for another epidemic like those that have occurred historically.
Moms and dads, are you listening? This movement it the greatest threat to your children. It is of particular danger to your wide-eyed boys, who have no idea what demoralization is planned for them. I would ask, “Is there anything more important than taking the time to protect your kids and to be there when they need you most.” I think not. “
Dr. James Dobson
Bringing up Boys, 2001, Pages 125-126
From the Herald Sun:
"THE question facing the Australian people is this: should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry? Seems pretty simple, right? Well, not so fast.
Advocates for the Yes campaign want to limit the debate strictly to the question, do you agree with same-sex marriage?
I can understand why: redefining marriage has far greater implications than just extending marriage to same-sex couples. They don’t want to talk about the impact of the change.
But the reality is that redefining marriage poses serious questions for all Australians. What is a marriage? Why is it such an important social institution? And will redefining it have consequences?
We need to think those questions through before casting our vote. I’ll be voting No. Here is why. Marriage is good, true and beautiful. It is a public and societal good. In its ideal form, it brings a man and woman together in a lifelong exclusive union and provides an optimal setting for the raising of children.
That is why the Commonwealth has a direct interest in the regulation of marriage. It is inherently linked to the welfare of children. The home is where self-government begins and future citizens are grown. All governments are poor substitutes for parents, which is why the Commonwealth has an interest in strong, long-lasting marriages. Children are best raised by their biological parents, in loving, happy homes.
And it’s not just Australians who have practised marriage. It’s been at the heart of civilisation throughout history. It has, of course, been expressed differently through the prism of cultural and religious differences, but it has always been between a man and a woman. It is also not just a religious sacrament — as some people suggest — unique to Judaism, Christianity or Islam. Even pagan cultures practised it.
Why I Voted NO. By Eric Abetz:
"Over the weekend, I joined with the millions of Australians who voted NO in the marriage survey.
If the laws are changed there will be many consequences for parental rights, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of conscience and even for sex education in our schools. Indeed, we don’t know the full extent of the consequences because if a yes vote is returned, it’s a blank cheque for the Parliament.
You can watch my video here or read my full statement here.
If the ‘yes’ campaign is successful, the kinds of ugly intolerance that have seen people sacked, threatened, assaulted and dragged before government tribunals could become the new normal – it happened overseas and there is no reason it wouldn’t happen here.
Thanks for your continued support for the 'no' case and be assured I will continue to advocate for the truth of marriage. If you have any free time and can support the campaign please let me know by return email.
Liberal Senator for Tasmania
Ps. Feel free to take a look at my new website at www.abetz.com.au or follow me on Instagram here. "
Churches are burning. Senator's offices are trashed. Opponents of rainbow ideology threatened. What next?
Post from April 2016: They may well be unrelated to the issue of homosexual normalization in society and the opposition to this ideology from the Church, but for whatever reason there have been four different churches burnt down in the past six months in Victoria alone (including the Geelong West Presbyterian Church which burnt down in the early hours of Friday morning 15th April 2016 under suspicious circumstances).
Victoria is of course the Australian State where the Premier Daniel Andrews has been subtlety fomenting hatred toward Christians for some time now. He has banned the teaching of Christianity in government schools, replaced that with soon to be compulsory encouragement of and teaching of gay sex acts to school children, banned the singing of Christian carols such as "Away in a Manger," (one of our Sovereign Queen Elizabeth's personal favourites), legalized homosexual men adopting babies, banned public protests over protecting babies from being unnecessarily killed in government funded death clinics etc. etc..
The proponents of destroying marriage and family in Australia, when they promote same-sex "marriage" are simultaneously promoting hatred toward Christians who they call bigots, dinosaurs, homophobes for defending marriage, children and family.
Whether the rise in anti-Christian sentiment these things are creating have anything to do with the increase in burning churches, trashing Senator's offices, or threatening Christians is not known for sure. But it is a pointer of where our society is heading and will head if traditional marriage and family, the Christian view of marriage and family, is outlawed by changing the marriage laws.
Former Australian Prime Minister John Howard has noted the "dangerous anti-religious push" which has emerged in Australia generally, and specifically singled out Victorian Premier Daniel Andrew's anti-Christian pogrom as "pernicious" (evil or wicked.)
Urging frightened Australian citizens to speak up, he said, "There is nothing homophobic about supporting traditional marriage."
He also said, "There is sense in which people are so frightened of being accused of being discriminatory or intolerant that they don't speak the commonsense view."
"The standards of civil society in Australia were being undermined by a growing intolerance towards people who don't subscribe to a range of progressive views,"
"I think the problem is that too few people are prepared to call it for what it is," he said.
The terrorizing of staff, and trashing of Senator Bernadi's office, for which 12 people have now been charged, send a chilling message of what is to come if same-sex "marriage" succeeds in undermining marriage and family in Australia. Socialists/communists always seek to destroy family as family (like the church) competes with their utopian view of the State controlling everything. Don't let them succeed in Australia. Act now.
“Same-sex political activists need to engage in civil dialogue rather than trying to perpetuate fear among those who have differing views to them.
“Intimidation and bully tactics have sadly become all too common amongst those pushing rainbow ideology.
“Calling people bigots or homophobes does not address the issues that are being raised and is designed to silence any opposing views.”
ACL staff have been subject to threating phone calls, death threats and intimidation as a result of the work that has been done to expose what is contained in the gay recruitment Safe Schools program and security at national office has been beefed up.
In February, several ACL staff members were sent graphic and disturbing pornographic images. This included images which appear to contain children. ACL has reported this to Police, who are undertaking an inquiry.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: A resource for parents to work through with their teenagers about the confusion engulfing their world. Do it before it is too late
Parents/Guardians: Your children are already having conversations about homosexuality, same-sex marriage and gender. Here is a vital talk parents desperately need to have with them too, so they get the full story and not the LGBTQI spin all around them at school, social media, movies, music, corporate ads, etc, etc. Do not delay, print this out for them and you and work your way through it urgently together. Once it is done you can rest easier knowing they are more equipped to handle the deluge of LGBT propaganda flooding our nation. They will know you love them and you may well save them from a lifetime of brokenness, heartache, shame, mental illness, physical diseases or even suicide.
LGBTQI and the war on God, Family, Freedom, Truth and Reality
What is LGBTQI? They are mostly a group of anarchist people (also known as gays or homosexuals and transgender, gender fluid theory -i.e. NOT fact- proponents) who insist that God does not exist and that no one can tell them what to do or that something is objectively true. They get mad at the idea of God and shake their fists at the God they insist does not exist. They are at war with reality in the west, and the attempt to change the definition of marriage is just one battle they have launched in their war on truth and morality.
The transgender, gender confusion being taught by Daniel Andrew’s Victorian state government, the "Safe Schools" and "Respectful Relationships" deception programs is another battlefront. They have a lot of government money for their programs, they have successfully infiltrated the media and govt. education departments over many years, left-wing political groups have joined in and now promote this movement. Together they are flooding our nation with their dangerous anti-truth, anti-children ideas.
The truth is, always has been, and always will be that men and women are designed for each other. Sex is when a man and a woman physically come together. Children most often result and society flourishes and continues. It is best for the man and the woman (and the children) for them to come together for life, excluding all others.
All other sexual activity outside of marriage is simply not marriage, is often not good for the man or the woman or the children. It is most often not good for society either, as there are health costs involved from the diseases which are often associated with these sex acts.
Truth is truth, no matter what sort of laws may be enacted by man to pretend otherwise. No matter what happens in the postal vote, marriage will remain what it is. If the law is changed, the law will be promoting a lie. Anything built on shaky foundations will not stand. Other truths will fall. People will suffer. Children will suffer. Enough is Enough! Vote NO Australia!
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There is “a time to be silent, and a time to speak”. (Ecclesiastes 3:7). Now is the time to speak, so please speak up and defend children, truth and freedom. Craig Manners
“What the world needs most is a voice that courageously speaks the truth, not when the world is right, but a voice that speaks the truth when the world is wrong.” Fulton Sheen
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