What happens if the law suddenly calls something good which millions of its citizens believe is bad? Laws teach. They protect. They promote that which they protect. So what happens when these millions of people refuse to agree with the law and maintain their belief that the behavior which the law is now promoting is still bad? The law will have to punish those people.
Christians and Jews and many other faiths all hold to the truth that marriage is, has always been and can only ever be between a man and a woman. The Bible teaches this. The Bible is the best selling book the world has ever known. Billions of people around the world believe what the Bible teaches about marriage, human sexuality, family. What will the SS "marriage" juggernaut do once they succeed in changing the law of the land to pretend that marriage can now be between two people of the same sex? Will they close down churches and synagogues? Will they classify the Bible as hate literature?
If the marriage law changes, no Australian will legally be free to openly say that "homosexual behavior is sinful, bad, unnatural, unhealthy, damaging to children, damaging to human mental and physical health,." No Australians will be able to publicly share these views. Therefore there will be a new "religion" effectively imposed on Australia by the law. To refuse to bow the knee will result in punishment by the law.
No Australian will be able to openly object to this new "religion" without the threat of jail or fines or black-listing. Anyone who maintains a belief that God created human beings male and female to be joined together for life in marriage, anyone who holds to the traditional view of human sexuality, will be labelled as hateful bigots.
The full resources of the state will be available to the secular humanists to subjugate anyone who is religious.
Once the marriage law changes, "secular humanism" will ratchet up the legal push to remove "God," the Bible, and all competing religions from the public sphere in their vain attempt to create a "secular utopia."
Freedom of religion and free speech will be the first major casualties. Christians and Jews will be silenced and subjugated. But it will not end there.
“In Germany they came first for the Communists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn’t speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time no one was left to speak up." (Martin Niemoller).
There is nothing new under the sun. The world has seen tyranny before and will see it again, possibly very soon in Australia. But fear not, they never win in the end. Human freedom is a powerful force and I believe it will prevail. The final victory has already been secured, no matter what the defeated remnant guerilla army throws up, they are still defeated. Eternity has been engraved on people's hearts, you know it to be true. There is more to this life that fighting for selfish things which ultimately do not satisfy. Seek the bigger picture. Think it through.
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.