The Australian Christian Lobby is calling on Prime Minister Julia Gillard to honour her election promise to protect marriage against attempts by Territories to mimic it. ACL Managing Director Jim Wallace said today’s move by the ACT Labor-Green coalition to…
Andrew Wilkie, Adam Bandt, Stephen Jones and Sarah Hanson-Young can make all the assurances about religious freedom they like, but only the naive will believe the church will not be harassed by activists in the future for its refusal to recognise ‘marriage equality’.
What same-sex “marriage” has done to Massachusetts
It’s far worse than most people realize
Anyone who thinks that same-sex “marriage” is a benign eccentricity which won’t affect the average person should consider what it has done to Massachusetts since 2004. It’s become a hammer to force the acceptance and normalization of homosexuality on everyone. The slippery slope is real. New radical demands never cease. What has happened in the last several years is truly frightening.
As Orthodox Christians we bear a weighty burden in these troubled times. We must not only struggle to preserve our bodies as temples of the Holy Spirit, we must bear witness to the Life-giving precepts of the Body of Christ to those outside Her holy confines – even and especially to those calling themselves “Christians.”
Supporters of same sex marriage argue that opponents of gay marriage have nothing to fear. Malcolm Turnbull has described those who claim legalising gay marriage would undermine the institution as ‘dripping with the worst sort of hypocrisy’. Federal Finance Minister Penny Wong says that ‘opponents of same sex marriage have nothing to fear.’
A statement from Federal MP Chris Bowen on his vote for the same-sex marriage bill.