“Christians under attack”. That was the headline on the front page of today’s The Australian newspaper. I don’t want to sound alarmist but we have to ask what is going on in our nation.
After last week’s attack by intolerant same-sex marriage activists on Coopers Beer and the Bible Society (for being tolerant), a senior executive at IBM Australia has this week been harassed by the same homosexual twitter activists.
Where does this all end?
That’s a rhetorical question because I think we all know the answer.
It ends with every dissenting business and individual forced into doing a Tim and Melanie Cooper-style “hostage video” declaring unqualified support for same-sex marriage.
It ends with every employee of corporate Australia afraid to express their view on marriage at work for fear of losing their job. People I have spoken to as recently as this week are already living with this fear at work.
This is not freedom, it is rainbow totalitarianism.
Same-sex couples already have full equality under the law, something ACL supported back in 2008.
But this is not enough. They must redefine marriage and cause everyone else to bow to the new definition under threat of censure.
The leaders of the same-sex marriage movement are desperate not to have a people’s vote, or plebiscite, because they know that it will turn into a referendum on the consequences of redefining marriage.
And so it should because there are consequences for free speech, freedom of association, freedom of religion, children’s gender education and children’s rights to their biological parents.
As I indicated last week, there is no neutrality in this debate. The attack on the Bible Society is exhibit A.
Preserving marriage, preserving freedom and preserving the rights of children to their mum and dad is the great task of our generation.
Let’s not be silent at this time.