Corporates should rethink consequences of redefining marriage
12 June 2015
Businesses should think more deeply about their support for redefining marriage.
ACL Managing Director Lyle Shelton said businesses campaigning for same-sex marriage risked marginalising staff and millions of customers who support the timeless definition of marriage.
“These businesses are free to do what they like with their money but have they thought through the consequences of redefining marriage?” Mr Shelton said.
“By entering this divisive political campaign these businesses risk alienating millions of staff and customers who for religious and cultural reasons will never accept same-sex marriage.
“Marriage is a bedrock institution of our society.
“Redefining marriage would redefine family. Have these CEOs asked themselves how two men or two women would be able to acquire a child?
“By definition, same-sex parenting involves removing a child from either their mum or their dad.
“Overseas, redefining marriage has also had serious consequences and people who hold a conscientious objection to same-sex marriage have been punished by law for living out their beliefs.”
Mr Shelton said these businesses should think more carefully about the consequences of this divisive political campaign.
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.