QUICKLY AND EASILY SUBMIT A SHORT MESSAGE TO THE SENATE COMMITTEE HERE
Senate Select Committee was established just before Christmas to examine the consequences for freedom should marriage be redefined.
The committee is taking public submissions until this Friday, January 13.
It is vital we take this opportunity to speak.
You can use the form below to send a short submission expressing your concerns about the loss of freedom that will occur if marriage is redefined in law.
Please do not use a salutation, this will be inserted automatically.
The Committee will not take form submissions, so please do not cut and paste.
But we live in a democracy and you have the right to put your views to your elected Senators. So please consider the information below and use it to inform what you write.
It is vital that we act now. If we don’t, proponents of same-sex marriage will continue to falsely say there are no consequences to change.
In the small number of countries where marriage has been redefined, precious freedoms have been lost.
Children have also lost the freedom to know the love of their biological parents.
Florists, bakers and photographers have been fined and forced into costly litigation simply for living out their belief that marriage is between one man and one woman.
Parents are forced to send their children to radical sex education classes. The list of consequences is long.
A draft bill before the federal parliament proposes to protect ministers and churches only. But professional pastors are not the only Australians who have religious freedom rights.
We hear a lot about so-called “marriage equality”. The truth is same-sex couples already have equal rights.
But if marriage is redefined, those who wish to live out a different view in public will be taken to court and fined. That is not freedom. That is not the vision of Australian tolerance most of us grew up with.
Already Greens’ politicians are calling us homophobes, haters and bigots because we believe in marriage. A Greens’ activist, at the urging of the same-sex marriage movement, has already dragged Hobart Archbishop Julian Porteous through a lengthy legal process simply for teaching about marriage.
Imagine what will happen if the law changes. State-based anti-discrimination law will become a weapon to fine and silence those of us who will never believe in the state’s redefinition of marriage and the injustice to children it perpetuates.
Other points to consider
Australian proponents of same-sex marriage keep telling us there are no consequences of change. Many politicians believe this. But it is not true.
This is why we must speak up now.
We live in a participatory democracy. This is one issue in which we cannot afford not to participate.
Thanks for taking action.
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.