Post from April 2016: They may well be unrelated to the issue of homosexual normalization in society and the opposition to this ideology from the Church, but for whatever reason there have been four different churches burnt down in the past six months in Victoria alone (including the Geelong West Presbyterian Church which burnt down in the early hours of Friday morning 15th April 2016 under suspicious circumstances).
Victoria is of course the Australian State where the Premier Daniel Andrews has been subtlety fomenting hatred toward Christians for some time now. He has banned the teaching of Christianity in government schools, replaced that with soon to be compulsory encouragement of and teaching of gay sex acts to school children, banned the singing of Christian carols such as "Away in a Manger," (one of our Sovereign Queen Elizabeth's personal favourites), legalized homosexual men adopting babies, banned public protests over protecting babies from being unnecessarily killed in government funded death clinics etc. etc..
The proponents of destroying marriage and family in Australia, when they promote same-sex "marriage" are simultaneously promoting hatred toward Christians who they call bigots, dinosaurs, homophobes for defending marriage, children and family.
Whether the rise in anti-Christian sentiment these things are creating have anything to do with the increase in burning churches, trashing Senator's offices, or threatening Christians is not known for sure. But it is a pointer of where our society is heading and will head if traditional marriage and family, the Christian view of marriage and family, is outlawed by changing the marriage laws.
Former Australian Prime Minister John Howard has noted the "dangerous anti-religious push" which has emerged in Australia generally, and specifically singled out Victorian Premier Daniel Andrew's anti-Christian pogrom as "pernicious" (evil or wicked.)
Urging frightened Australian citizens to speak up, he said, "There is nothing homophobic about supporting traditional marriage."
He also said, "There is sense in which people are so frightened of being accused of being discriminatory or intolerant that they don't speak the commonsense view."
"The standards of civil society in Australia were being undermined by a growing intolerance towards people who don't subscribe to a range of progressive views,"
"I think the problem is that too few people are prepared to call it for what it is," he said.
The terrorizing of staff, and trashing of Senator Bernadi's office, for which 12 people have now been charged, send a chilling message of what is to come if same-sex "marriage" succeeds in undermining marriage and family in Australia. Socialists/communists always seek to destroy family as family (like the church) competes with their utopian view of the State controlling everything. Don't let them succeed in Australia. Act now.
“Same-sex political activists need to engage in civil dialogue rather than trying to perpetuate fear among those who have differing views to them.
“Intimidation and bully tactics have sadly become all too common amongst those pushing rainbow ideology.
“Calling people bigots or homophobes does not address the issues that are being raised and is designed to silence any opposing views.”
ACL staff have been subject to threating phone calls, death threats and intimidation as a result of the work that has been done to expose what is contained in the gay recruitment Safe Schools program and security at national office has been beefed up.
In February, several ACL staff members were sent graphic and disturbing pornographic images. This included images which appear to contain children. ACL has reported this to Police, who are undertaking an inquiry.
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.