Book banning, public meetings targeted, people's voice stifled. These things have happened before, in 1930s Germany.
BOOK BANNING - Printer REFUSES to print book
In the latest attack on free speech, a printing firm in Maryborough, Victoria, has REFUSED to print a book opposing the legalisation of homosexual ‘marriage. The book, ‘Stealing from a Child’, by Dr David van Gend, from the Australian Marriage Forum, is being published by Connor Court.
The printing firm is McPherson's, which is now owned by Opus Group, headquartered in Sydney.
A national ‘launch’ tour for the book starts in Brisbane today.
Click here for details of the national tour.
David van Gend reveals that the printers have had the book for TWO WEEKS, and had agreed to print it, but only told the publisher the DAY BEFORE the book launch that they would not be printing it!
The printer wrote, "Due to the subject matter and content of your book, unfortunately I have been instructed by senior management not to proceed with printing this title."
David van Gend said, “If they were trying to make it impossible for me to supply books for the national tour, they have failed, because the heavy early demand for books meant we had to run off a few thousand interim copies digitally at a different company and we will be able to supply demand for at least the next week, until we find a new offset-printer.”
AMF have issued a Media Release, with some insightful comments. David said, “I defy anyone to find a single word in my book that should not be printed. I can understand the gay lobby being worried about a book that so clearly exposes the harms of genderless 'marriage' and of the whole genderless package deal that comes with it, but they should not try to shut down our side of the debate by banning a book!”
David said, "I can only say to people, read the book and try to find anything that could justify this printing company acting as a branch of the Thought Police. Only today a Member of Parliament messaged me and said, "I couldn't put the book down. It's a clarion call to the complacent - a wonderfully kind but persuasive read."
Apparently, homosexuals are planning to 'infiltrate' and protest at the book launch - see report here.
The organiser said it was a "peaceful vigil" but added that "far left" groups and "militant unions" would be in attendance!
This report includes a very good 9 minute speech by Dr David van Gend. Well worth watching.
Read the Australian Marriage Forum Media Release: Censored! OpusGroup refuses to print Dr van Gend’s book
Buy the book – click here.
Or you can purchase one at any of the launch events.
Andrew Bolt posted a blog about the book banning – click here.
He also did a statement on TV - click here for it on the AMF site.
David van Gend writes, "Don't worry: the national book launch of STEALING FROM A CHILD: THE INJUSTICE OF 'MARRIAGE EQUALITY' will proceed and the books will be supplied by a company that wants to print books, not dictate what Australian adults can and can't read or discuss!"
As one commenter on Andrew Bolt's blog said, “What we are seeing is the tip of the iceberg in regards to what will happen if SSM is legalised ..They are already showing us their real colours.” Another said, “Based on this example, those who oppose SSM should have the right to refuse to have anything to do commercially with a SSM ceremony, like baking a cake, printing invitations, providing a venue. But don’t bet on it! One rule for them, another rule for us.”
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.