The headline of today’s The Australian says everything you need to know about what life under same-sex marriage would be like for Christians.
“Safety fears at Christian Charities”
Today the paper reports that IBM managing partner, Mark Allaby has been forced to step down from the board of the Lachlan Macquarie Institute after LGBTI activists called for his resignation.
The message from the activists is clear: if you don’t support our campaign to change the Marriage Act then you have no place in Australian society.
The unrelenting, uncompromising, totalitarian nature of these activists should concern every Australian who wants to be free to believe in marriage.
This is just the latest example of how unreasonable our opponents are prepared to be.
Yesterday I was notified that the Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission had agreed to remove the names of board members for Australian Christian Lobby and the Lachlan Macquarie Internship.
The ACNC has taken this unusual step because they recognize that our board have become the targets of a merciless campaign to silence other views on marriage.
If this is what things are like now, imagine what Australia will be like if same-sex marriage were ever introduced.
We have seen already how the LGBTI activists have threatened our freedoms of speech, thought and association:
- Archbishop Julian Porteous had to front up to the Tasmanian Human Rights Commission for teaching the biblical truth about marriage.
- Churches on the NSW Central Coast were threatened with eviction for preaching about same-sex relationships.
- Coopers Brewery and the Bible Society came under fire for a video about a respectful conversation about marriage.
This is just the latest attempt to silence opposition.
However in all these we can be thankful because every time our opponents overreach like this, they display their true colours.
Significantly, their plans to bring this up again in Canberra this week have come to nothing.
The battle for marriage and freedom is far from over, thanks to your continued support.
This latest incident just highlights again the importance of holding a people’s vote on marriage and letting the Australian people decide the future of our Marriage Act.
Please continue to pray for our nation and for the opportunity for all Australians to have their say about marriage.