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Andrews and Patten compliant in passing abhorrent laws

In his 2018 election victory speech, Victorian Premier Dan Andrews announced his intention to make Victoria the nation’s “most progressive state”.

In keeping with this promise, over the past 4 years he has passed some of the most abhorrent laws in the world, including:

His 10-year Victorian LGBTIQ+ Strategy announced in February states that all Victorians should live wholly and freely, yet it effectively gags Christians and other faith communities.

But if Dan Andrews is the chief executive of these agendas, Fiona Patten has been the driving force behind him.

The duo have worked together to bring Victoria to the darkest moral ebb in modern history. On many occasions since 2014, Patten’s socially progressive private member bills have travelled through inquiries, been adopted as government bills, and passed into law.

She proudly states on her website, “… Fiona has worked with the government of the day to achieve a progressive reform agenda that many would have thought impossible”.

Under her influence, the Andrews Government passed:

But Patten’s plans don’t stop there. She has recently declared on her social media that she has “unfinished business” for Victoria. If both Patten and Andrews are re-elected for the next term of government without a balance of power in the Upper House, a number of further proposals of hers can be expected to pass, such as:

Two terms of government under Andrews and Patten since 2014 have seen Victoria damaged on multiple levels –

Important questions need to be considered for all who vote in the Victorian election. Upper house preferences will be vitally important in who is elected.

The psalmist said, “When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (Psalm 11:3)

There is much we can do. But the time for political engagements is now! A cultural marxist agenda is banging on the doors of our schools, our homes and our churches, interfering in our parenting and in the operation of our faith institutions.

The Church must not remain silent in the face of parental rights and religious freedom being eroded. The Lausanne Covenant, under the guidance of Billy Graham and John Stott, suggested that a Christian’s social responsibility is as important as evangelism:

We affirm that evangelism and socio-political involvement are both part of our Christian duty The salvation we claim should be transforming us in the totality of our personal and social responsibilities. Faith without works is dead.”

Our Christian faith, our nation’s values and our younger generations are under attack. God has blessed us with a democratic system that invites participation. Unlike the early Christians and those in other countries that can only resist their authoritarian governments quietly, we can still openly and legally make our voice heard.

The upcoming state election is one of those democratic responsibilities that you and I can use to make a difference in our culture and society.

So, as the Victoria state election campaign approaches, let us consider how we can:

Most importantly, please pray for this election!

“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”  2 Chronicles 7:14

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