Why I Voted NO. By Eric Abetz:
"Over the weekend, I joined with the millions of Australians who voted NO in the marriage survey.
If the laws are changed there will be many consequences for parental rights, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of conscience and even for sex education in our schools. Indeed, we don’t know the full extent of the consequences because if a yes vote is returned, it’s a blank cheque for the Parliament.
You can watch my video here or read my full statement here.
If the ‘yes’ campaign is successful, the kinds of ugly intolerance that have seen people sacked, threatened, assaulted and dragged before government tribunals could become the new normal – it happened overseas and there is no reason it wouldn’t happen here.
Thanks for your continued support for the 'no' case and be assured I will continue to advocate for the truth of marriage. If you have any free time and can support the campaign please let me know by return email.
Liberal Senator for Tasmania
Ps. Feel free to take a look at my new website at www.abetz.com.au or follow me on Instagram here. "
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.