The government must take action to ensure that prior to the commencement of the poll an open public debate can be conducted. The voters must have the opportunity to consider their verdict with carefully presented reasons for and against same-sex marriage.
These bullying tactics are no surprise, as there is abundant evidence that the “gay lobby”, (not to be confused with homosexual persons) has regularly shut down debate.
They do not seek to win the debate, but to prevent those with whom they disagree from having a voice. Discriminatory accusations of “bigot” and ”homophobe” and allegations for which there is not a shred of evidence, that the other side of the debate will issue “hurtful messages to vulnerable people”.
Identity politics based on playing the victim card is dominating what should be a debate based on reason, not emotion. Same-sex couples have the same benefits as heterosexual couples and they are free to live their lives as they choose. Not so those who support natural marriage between a man and a woman, which is the most fundamental of social institutions predating any government or any religion. They are silenced and defamed, and, in places where ssm has been legislated, severely penalised by astronomical fines, loss of employment and in some cases imprisonment. Their children are indoctrinated with lgbt propaganda, as in the case of so-called “safe schools”
The vote is NOT about the legal standing of people’s relationships. Personal relationships are no business of government. Marriage is a commitment of natural parents for the care upbringing of such children as are born of their union. These children have a right to know and be loved by their own parents, and other members of the family so founded, siblings, uncles, aunts and grandparents.
Many homosexuals have indignantly disassociated themselves from the “gay lobby”, opposed ssm and supported the rights of children. They do not want to be identified by their sexual orientation:
Ad firm accused of trying to shut down debate with Say No to No campaign
· The Australian
· August 12, 2017
· Rebecca Urban
A leading advertising agency behind the push for same-sex marriage has been accused of trying to shut down debate ahead of a postal plebiscite, after it called on its industry peers to refuse to work for companies campaigning against the cause.
The brainchild of Royals creative partner Nick Cummins, the Say No To No campaign launched on Thursday and has already been backed by more than 500 employees from advertising agencies across the country as well as media companies, including Southern Cross Austereo and Buzzfeed.
While Mr Cummins defended the boycott, describing it as no different to refusing to work for a tobacco company, it has been criticised as an attack on free speech and democracy.
Former prime minister Tony Abbott said the initiative demonstrated that intolerance was at the heart of the same-sex marriage campaign. “Disagreement isn’t just wrong — it’s not allowed,” Mr Abbott told The Australian.
“I would say to advertisers, don’t allow yourself to be coerced by political groupthink.”
Legal academic Augusto Zimmermann said the boycott, while not illegal, was “a serious display of undemocratic behaviour”.
“Although the federal government has committed itself to holding a plebiscite so that the people will be allowed to decide the matter, I wonder how this can be achieved when advocates of the traditional view are prevented from expressing their opinions by intolerant activists,” he said.
Marriage Alliance spokeswoman Sophie York said the group’s campaign to keep existing marriage laws intact had previously been subjected to censorship bids, including media bans on past advertisements.
“We have been saying for years that this vote would be a vote on freedom of speech and the ad industry just proved it,” she said. “The message our opponents are sending is simple and clear: if you disagree, you shouldn’t be heard.”
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
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