The pro 'same-sex marriage' lobby in Australia are importing the organiser of Ireland's successful campaign to help "win" the Plebiscite in Australia .
The very informative article, from the Irish Times, shows us quite clearly what the strategy will be - avoid the truth (about the communal health risks to a society from promoting gay sex acts and lifestyle for instance, and the pernicious "Safe Schools" sex-ed deception) and talk about 'love', and, as we have suggested all along, they will try their hardest to make the people saying 'No' be the nasty guys!”
Read what Tiernan Brady told the Irish Times about the Irish campaign, his trip to Australia, and the issues involved…
Glen director Tiernan Brady speaks about helping LGBTI rights activists abroad, Irish Times, 2/4/2016.
Outside the Queen of Tarts café on Cow’s Lane, close to the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (Glen) offices in Temple Bar, Dublin, Tiernan Brady drinks his latte and adjusts his yellow scarf against the cool breeze.
Since last May, Brady and others involved in Ireland’s successful gay marriage referendum have been in demand – from those who want to hold similar campaigns and from those who simply want to win campaigns of all sorts.
Brady, who acted as political director of the Yes Equality campaign, has now left for Australia to help activists there in the run-up to its referendum on same-sex marriage.
So what can an Irishman bring to the Australian campaign? Ireland hasn’t discovered the secret formula for turning lead into gold, he says, but we have learned a few things.
“There are principles that applied in the Irish referendum that I think will apply universally: how do you talk about the values people have and how do you get people to see that this is about someone who is in their family, or someone who lives on the street, or is in their workplace?”
Getting people past “this really old perspective that this is about philosophy or law change or religion or ideology” was a challenge, he says.
“The greatest single thing that moved people was when they got to know a lesbian or gay person. So how do you create a campaign that allows people to see the lesbian or gay person that lives five doors down from them?
“In a way, the campaign was about pulling back a curtain and allowing people to see a person who was standing at the window all the time.”
He says Irish people have phenomenal human empathy. “Once they could see this was about Philip who lived up the road, that was it, we wouldn’t wish a poor life on anybody. The Australian research points to the same set of values.”
He recognises the importance of consensus which comes, in part, from his two-times experience as a Fianna Fáil councillor on Bundoran’s Town Council, beginning in 1999.
It was important in the referendum campaign to ensure all political parties had a sense of ownership of it, he says, and that will matter in Australia, too.
It was also important to plan events and policies that could deliver an end result.
“Nothing ever goes from zero to 100 and gay rights is a really definite example of that,” he says.
“We had decriminalisation [of homosexual acts], then we had civil partnership and a lot of people said that wasn’t enough and were against it, but this is how you create progress.
“You take a step at a time and you show people they have nothing to fear. And each time you take the step, you win more people over and people say this is okay.”
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.