Earlier this year we asked you to make a submission to the Senate inquiry looking at recognising same-sex marriages from overseas.

This bill really was a backdoor attempt to change the definition of marriage here in this country.

It really was quite a sneaky thing and this was recognised by the Greens who put aside all pretence as the Senate inquiry went on.

Well thanks to your great response 42,000 people signed the submission that ACL put out there and we were able to take that up and hand that to the Senate inquiry.

That’s made a huge impression on the Senate.

In addition, ACL was called to give evidence at the public hearings that were held in Melbourne.

And just yesterday, the committee finally handed down its report.

The good news is the Senate inquiry recommended not to pass the Greens bill recognising overseas same-sex marriages.

This is an important win in the ongoing battle to preserve the definition of marriage in this country.

But we can’t rest on our laurels.

There are still other bills that are in the parliament.

There are other moves that are afoot to try and change the definition of marriage.

The good news is that the numbers look very much our way.

But nonetheless we can’t afford to be complacent.

I’d like to ask you to consider, as we go forward, three things:

  1. Please continue to pray for the issue of marriage in Australia. That this definition can be held. That the rights of children can be upheld and that religious freedom can be upheld.

  2. If you’re not already receiving ACL’s updates through our weekly ENews to sign up and become a supporter of the Australian Christian Lobby.

  3. You might want to prayerfully consider making a financial contribution to the work of ACL. It’s because of the support of people like you that we are able to do the work that we do in the Parliament. All of this takes resources.

We’re very grateful for the support that we get. If you’re able to help that would be terrific.

I hope you’re encouraged by this update.

We look forward to continuing to work on this and many other issues as we seek to bring Christ’s influence into the politics of our nation.

God bless you.