Ben Law – the young gay activist who recently tweeted that he might ‘hate f**k’ the homophobia out of MPs opposed to same-sex marriage – last week published Moral Panic 101, which includes advice for the mums and dads of Australia on how to be good parents. According to Law, we don’t just need Safe Schools to protect kids from bullies in the schoolyard, we need Safe Schools to protect kids from unenlightened parents. For some young people with old-fashioned parents “neither home nor school is safe.”
This paper outlines some of the implications of same sex marriage. One of these is the accelerated legal and cultural damage to freedom of speech, conscience and religion for those who support traditional marriage. That issue is not just about forcing ministers to conduct weddings or bakers to bake cakes for same sex weddings. It is mainly about protecting individuals and organisations, schools and charities from being discriminated against by governments (Federal, State, Territory and local), persons or businesses just because those individuals or organisations hold or express a view in favour of traditional marriage. Robust protective laws are needed for those individuals and organisations, schools and charities. Such laws are not currently within the Coalition or the ALP’s understanding of “religious freedom protections” but need to be if a YES vote is not to create ongoing division.
On Tuesday, survey forms will begin to be posted to homes around Australia.
This survey is a referendum on whether we want radical LGBTIQ sex and gender education programs in our schools, it is about free speech, and – importantly – freedom of religion.
Warning: contains graphic language
The Victorian Government should explain to parents why it denied claims that students as young as 13 were being taught how to masturbate in light of new video evidence to the contrary.
The postal plebiscite on marriage is a referendum on freedom of speech, freedom of religion and what your children will be taught about gender and sex at school.
Tonight, the Coalition for Marriage will begin a national television advertising campaign focussed on the consequences of removing the gender diversity requirement from the Marriage Act.
There is a school of thought in the debate about redefining marriage that it is inevitable and that Christians should just sue for peace with the same-sex marriage activists.
Try and extract as many protections for religious freedom as possible and roll over.
To our friends in the LGBTIQ community: We don’t hate you.
I mean that with all my heart.
It grieves me that anyone who disagrees with the public policy aims of the same-sex marriage movement is characterised as a hater.
A peaceful and respectful protest about the ACT government’s new Safe Schools program was overwhelmed on Saturday as counter-protestors shouted slogans to prevent the speakers being heard and blocking their faces with placards to intimidate them and screen them from view. Police did not attempt to separate the two groups.
Former deputy Prime Minister John Anderson provides some sage and timely advice on what is at stake when we redefine marriage in this interview on ABC TV earlier this week with Chris Uhlmann.
The marriage plebiscite is a referendum on freedom of speech and “safe schools” according to the Australian Christian Lobby.
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