Why do they fear honest scrutiny? If an idea has merit it should be subjected to open and free investigation rather than seeking to silence such a process.
Being the ones suggesting that we change something so structurally foundational to our society, it should be incumbent on the proponent's of this suggested change to convince all Australians that the change is needed and beneficial. And that the potential problems with this have been thought through. However, all they seem to want to do is avoid this public scrutiny and ram through the change as quickly as possible.
The Archbishop said he was aware there “are some in society who would seek to silence the Church on this issue”, further observing:
“This represents the rise of a new intolerance against Christianity in Australian society, and more generally a threat to freedom of speech. It is important in a democratic society like Australia that every person is free to present what they believe to be true. There should not be threats or intimidation against anyone who expresses a view in favour of traditional marriage. It is important that Australia has the opportunity for an open and free debate about the nature of marriage leading up to a plebiscite.”
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.