A chill wind is blowing over public debate and freedoms of speech, religion and conscience in Australia.
"Anglican rector Dr Michael Jensen warns of a "new censorship" that threatens dissent. Lyle Shelton from the Australian Christian Lobby alerts us to the "silence and fear" gripping parts of the community. Marriage campaigner Sophie York wants a "safe haven for discussion" allowing conservatives to speak their mind.
Even libertarians are joining the chorus, with journalist Brendan O'Neill arguing that "shy traditionalists" are "reluctant to express themselves in public" because of a climate of intolerance" created by the homosexual movement..
"Whether the topic is same-sex marriage, transgender rights, immigration, or abortion, one side of the argument is suffocating under the weight of political correctness.
The alleged bullying and silencing is two-fold. First, whenever someone defends traditional values in public, they are labelled as bigoted, misogynistic, racist or transphobic. Second, those who express conservative views face the prospect of legal action for breaching anti-vilification laws. Hence the recent call by the Australian Christian Lobby for an "override" of those laws."
With the media in Australia being so pro-actively pro-homosexual will the public debate really just be a mass propaganda exercise by the media promoting homosexual sex acts as being good, happy and colorful?
Every child comes from and needs BOTH a mother and a father. Same-sex "marriage" intentionally keeps either a mother or a father from the child. Government should protect the child through upholding traditional marriage.
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
True marriage offers true equality for children. Every child comes from and needs BOTH a Mum and a Dad. Every human being has dignity and deserves respect. All sorts of relationships can be respected at law without having to change marriage laws. In fact that has been the case legally for many years. The simple fact remains though that not every relationship is marriage.