Tony Jones, the ABC 's resident bully, intimidator, mocker of all things good, just and noble, continued his Roman circus on Monday the 17th August 2015, by stacking his panel to support his own view and to vilify, humiliate and treat with great disrespect two visitors to our nation on public TV. His tactics are obscene and it is hoped that the majority of Australians have enough common sense to see that his type of behavior and tactics are completely un-Australian. Unfortunately it reveals the ugly side of the attempt to oppose and destroy marriage and family in Australia. The bullies sense victory is close so expect much more to come. The following are some excerpts and comments from the Q&A show. as found on and used with gratitude to the website www.saltshakers.org.au
"I just think it’s fascinating that you guys feel that women make a difference and that it is helpful to have both perspectives and that certainly that can bring about a more balanced party and certainly it does represent, you know, half of the population and I guess that you might agree that the gender balance matters in the life of a child too. Right? No, really. And I think that it was your Senator Eric Abetz, he said marriage is the only institution that's gotten the gender balance right and he's right.” (Katy Faust)
The ABC showed its bias again last night in the conduct of Q & A. Katy Faust was outnumbered. Three politicians who are in FAVOUR of homosexual ‘marriage’ were on the panel. Two of them were very hostile and rude to Katy - Labor Senator Sam Dastyari and Greens Senator Richard Di Natale.
Then there was Liberal MP Kelly O’Dwyer, who “politely” supported same-sex ‘marriage’. Host Tony Jones is also in favour, and asked questions himself to challenge statements about Christianity, and her views, that Katy had made on her blog.
Finally, there was Brendan O’Neill, a libertarian who is the editor of Spiked Online. He has written extensively on the battle about same-sex ‘marriage’, pointing out how intolerant the homosexual ‘equality’ activists are of anyone who opposes their agenda. He was supportive of Katy and criticised Dastyari and Di Natale for their statements.
Brendan stated on Q & A,
“My problem - my problem with the gay marriage debate is that it actually increases the state's oversight of family life rather than decreasing it. So the presentation of this as a liberal issue is completely facetious. This is about the state having the right to redefine the moral meaning of marriage. . . For me, as a libertarian, that's a step too far and I think for you to redefine a view that was standard for thousands of years as bigotry, that in itself is a form of bigotry because what you’re saying is that you will not tolerate traditionalists. You will not tolerate religious people. You will not tolerate Christians.”
His final comment was,
“Gay marriage activists - gay marriage activists compare - they compare - they compare themselves - they - hold on. Hold on. They compare themselves to Martin Luther King. Martin Luther King said, "We do not hate our enemies. We love them". The exact opposite is the case of gay marriage activists. The exact opposite.”
And this was from a non-Christian!
O’Neill calls himself "an atheistic libertarian" (source). As we’ve often said, when the Christians don’t speak up, even the stones will cry out! (From Luke 19:40)
Just yesterday, I came across an excellent article by Brendan, written after the Irish referendum, that we have previously sent out – but it is worth reading AGAIN! See link below.
In response to a child of lesbian mothers, who asked why her mums could not get married, Katy said,
“I'm really grateful that you feel like you’re able to speak up and share how you feel. Certainly that's not the case for a lot of kids with same sex parents because this debate has been framed as one that is based on prejudice and what that does is it shuts down a real robust debate. And in our country, we really didn't have one. It was so demonised from the beginning that anybody that supported traditional marriage was doing so based on bias or bigotry or hatred or homophobia or something and what it did is it totally shut it down and people felt like they could not speak up.”
Katy explained her position well, throughout the program, despite being interrupted and called names. She discussed the fact that the studies about same-sex parenting are flawed – with small numbers and self-select volunteer participants.
Watch the video (link below) to see the debate – it shows what we are facing as we move to a ‘public vote’!
When Katy was given the “final word” by Tony Jones, “because a lot has been said about your views”, Greens Senator Richard Di Natale ridiculed her when she made statements about research concerning same-sex parenting and that the social sciences affirmed that “The reality is that the married mother/father household determines the best outcome.”
He responded with “Nonsense. That’s rubbish!”
Katy responded, “O my, rubbish!”
Di Natale continued to interject with “It’s wrong.”
So much for a civilised debate. . .
With a proposed ‘public vote’ on the issue of homosexual ‘marriage’ looming, the homosexual activists and their supporters are already showing that they don’t want to hear from anyone who disagrees with them.
As Brendan O’Neill said, they do NOT ‘love their enemies’ and are intolerant. During the program he said, “Here is what freaks me out about gay marriage. It presents itself as this kind of liberal civil rightsy issue but it has this really ugly intolerant streak to it…”
Get prepared for more of the same. . .
When those who oppose homosexual ‘marriage’ present their views, even when backed up by research and evidence, they are ridiculed, called names, told that their research is “nonsense” and generally accused of being bigoted and nasty…
As Brendan O’Neill said,
“But what's extraordinary and unacceptable is that they cannot tolerate the existence of people who do not support gay marriage and I think we sometimes fail to understand how extraordinary that is and I think the reason Tony Abbott is very defensive on this issue and is erming and ahing and shifting from the free vote to the not free vote and all this stuff, he clearly has a problem with gay marriage but he can't articulate it because we live in a climate in which it’s not acceptable, as we have just seen in Sam's attack on Katy, calling her hateful and saying she’s talking claptrap, it’s not acceptable to express this sentiment in public life...”
Sources and Articles:
Q & A program – includes video and transcript.
Ethics, Equality & Evasion, Q & A, ABC, Monday 17 August, 2015.
Same-sex ‘marriage’ discussion from 11.39 min to 39.35 min.
Each question is listed, and has a LIVE LINK on the listed time.
Lateline – Interview: Katy Faust lobbies against same-sex marriage
ABC, 12/8/2015. 7 minute video.
Katy Faust’s blog: Ask the Bigot – click here
WITH GRATITUDE TO A WONDERFUL SOURCE: www.saltshakers.org.au
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.
“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