26 January 2016
"Lyle Shelton today congratulated the Australian of the Year, Lieutenant General David Morrison, but urged him to examine the other side of the marriage debate.
“Lieutenant General Morrison’s firm stand against the disrespecting of women in the military was inspirational and he rightly deserves today’s honour.
“However it was disappointing to hear him lending support to changing the definition of marriage, something that entrenches inequality for children who are forced to miss out on their mother or father.
“There is no inequality in Australian law against same-sex couples following law changes in 2008. However, redefining marriage in law would confer a right to found a family which in turn would require children to be conceived through ethically dubious anonymous sperm donation and ultimately commercial surrogacy.
“There’s much more to the marriage debate than the heartfelt desires of adults. This debate does affect children and their right to know and be loved by their mother or father has been largely ignored,” Mr Shelton said."
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.