It is the homosexual community who are proposing this radical redefinition of the foundational institution of marriage. Therefore it should be incumbent on that community to legitimately justify the reasons why our society should agree to such a change. But rather than do this in a rational and civilized fashion the tendency of the proponents is to silence all opponents, bully, intimidate, threaten, black-list and spread a climate of fear.
If this is the modus operandi before a plebiscite, what will they do if they win the plebiscite? Most totalitarian worldviews abolish true freedom of debate, discussion and investigation as a basic tenet of trying to establish their ideology.
Just as Islam allows no opposition, so too does the homosexual community. They use every totalitarian tactic in the book and increasingly seek to use the law, such as anti-discrimination laws, to silence what should be considered a basic freedom in any free society, freedom of speech, religious belief and conscientious objection to things people reasonably find morally objectionable.
If our society give in to a group of people who do this, do you think they will stop at marriage? Why? They have never stopped half-way before, so why would this movement be any different?
“Islam needs to delegitimise the urge to ‘behead all those who insult the Prophet’ but only Muslims can do this,” Tony Abbott said recently. And in the same vein, so too do homosexuals when someone objects to their ideology, or if someone raises reasonable objections to using Australian law to promote in our society, and to Australia's children, homosexual sexual behaviour.
Rather than trying to throw all opponents into prison why don't they make valid arguments in favour of why we should embrace this change?
For instance: What are the benefits to our society of normalizing and promoting homosexual sex?
Are they afraid their case for sodomite "marriage" is unable to stand up to honest scrutiny?
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