As we as a nation continue to reflect on how best we can acknowledge the original inhabitants of Australia, we should at a minimum listen to their request to defend marriage, family and children by resisting the homosexual juggernaut. It is offensive to Aboriginal Australians to even contemplate homosexual "marriage," so we should not allow such a change in law to be imposed on them in their sacred land Australia.
A GROUP of senior Aboriginal leaders is petitioning federal parliament to oppose same-sex marriage.
THE Uluru bark petition, backed by leaders of 70 different indigenous cultural groups from Queensland to Western Australia, was formally delivered to Speaker Tony Smith.
The group opposes same-sex marriage on the basis that traditional unions between a man and a woman have always been upheld amongst the oldest living culture on earth.
Indigenous Liberal MP Ken Wyatt said fathers and mothers were deeply honoured in Aboriginal culture.
"They form the foundation of our families, class and system, and pass down our teaching, culture our traditions from generation to generation," he told parliament.
The Uluru Bark Petition:
To the Prime Minister and the Parliament from the Aboriginal People of Australia and being undersigned by members of the Argan, Arrernte, Bidjara, Biripi, Bundjalung, Bunuba, Dunggatti, Erub, Gidja, Githabul, Gooniyandi, Gumbainggir, Juggera, Jaru, Juru, Kabi-Kabi-Waka-Waka, Kamilaroi, Karajarri, Kaylagal, Koara, Kooma, Luritja, Mamu, Mangala, Mantjintjarra, Mara, Meriam Mir, Munjunjarli, Ngaanyatjarra, Noongar, Nyawaygi, Nyigina, Pitjantjatjara, Wadi-Wadi, Wagilak, Walawurru, Walmatjarri, Wangkumara, Wiradjuri, Wongatha, Wooroora, Wuthathi, Yankuntjatjara, Yidingi-Mbabaram, Yidingi-Mullen-Barra, Balardung tribes and people groups, representing the Aboriginal People of Australia, hereby declare:
1. The Aboriginal People of Australia are the original inhabitants and the first Nation people of this great southern land Australia.
2. Our continuing cultures and traditions are 1,000’s of years old and are recognised as the oldest on Earth.
3. Although Aboriginal People come together as one nation through many different self-governing language and kinship groups with unique cultures and traditions, the sanctity of marriage between man and woman continues to be held in honour among all.
4. Our Fathers and Mothers are also honoured and form the foundation of our families, clans and systems, and pass down our teachings, our culture, our traditions, from generation to generation.
5. It is therefore an affront to the Aboriginal People of Australia to suggest another definition of marriage.
6. The Aboriginal people of Australia recognise the Prime Minister and Parliament as a governing body and strongly calls upon the Parliament to reject any attempt to redefine the institution of marriage, and in doing so, Honour the sanctity of both the tradition of marriage and the spiritual implication of this sacred union.
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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.