Religious people especially are naively thinking the marriage debate can wait until after the next election, before a referendum. But...
With the anti-marriage and family homosexual lobby mobilizing all forces to persuade Malcolm Turnbull to scrap the promised referendum/plebiscite and resorting to all possible means to silence those who stand for marriage and family as they have always been understood, time is running out for people to freely speak up for marriage.
The homosexual lobby do not want a referendum. They are pressuring Turnbull to scrap it. They are using anti-discrimination laws to instill fear into the populace to stop people saying anything bad about homosexual "marriage." How can there be a fair and open debate about this topic if people are too scared to speak up?
There is a very good chance that the referendum will be scrapped. Politicians have so far been unable to withstand the pressure from this forceful movement. They may well cave in and soon.
Therefore the only opportunity Australians really have to be able to have their say and stand up for traditional marriage and family, before it is too late, is right now.
This is more than just about marriage. The SS marriage ploy is really more like a legal Trojan horse which will abolish many freedoms in Australia, freedom of speech, of religion and of worship to start with.
If a law says that homosexual behavior is normal and teaches and promotes such behavior it will also defend such behavior by persecuting the millions of people who believe that sodomy is not good or normal behavior.
If the anti-discrimination laws will be used to prosecute anyone who "hurts the feelings of a homosexual" then every single Christian marriage service will in effect become illegal. The Bible will be called "hate" literature. Anti-discrimination laws will be used to effectively shut down the church. Religious services will need to be regulated by the state. Fear will reign. The state will then have to step in and dictate just what "morality" is, and is acceptable in our society. This is not fanciful, it has all happened in history before and it never ends there. Totalitarian societies benefit nobody except the ruling elite.
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