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French politicians want to replace mum and dad with parent '1' and '2'
· November 14, 2012 11:00 AM
France's new government wants to remove the terms 'mother' and 'father' and replace them with 'parent 1' and 'parent 2' to foster a more gender equal environment for families, and to pave the way for legalising same-sex marriage. A
Herald Sun article
last month explained that such ideas have moved to other places like Sweden as well, which is looking to create a separate term 'hen' to replace the words 'his' and 'hers.'
These ideas are nonsensical as they completely obliterate the importance of motherhood and fatherhood in the upbringing of children. Fathers and mothers parent differently from one another, and providing that diversity in a child's upbringing is contributing to the development of a well-rounded and balanced person.
Take, for example, the building of confidence in a child. When families go to any playground, dads encourage kids to swing a little higher, to ride their bikes a little faster, while mums tend to want to protect them. Having both characteristics in each parent keeps each other in balance, and helps their children remain safe while expanding their experiences and confidence.
To cut out 'mum' and 'dad' is to remove from society the fundamental nature of human beings and their interaction with one another. It would deny children the right to fully benefit from the love of their mother and father, and erode the very nature of family as the foundation of social life.
Tolerance, private education and The Greens
· November 12, 2012 11:00 AM
Opposition education spokesman Christopher Pyne made some interesting comments this week on the Greens' policies regarding private education.
He said that the Greens "maintained a bias against private education" and that "the idea of churches and charities educating children offends them. They want them educated by the state so they can control what they are taught."
To read The Australian's article on this issue, click
Also, The Spectator last month published an article by Rod Liddle, which examined the intolerance and hypocrisy shown by The Green Party in the UK.
He outlined the situation with Greens councillor Christina Summers, who was expelled by her party "because she could not bring herself, as a Christian, to support a motion demanding that the government change the marriage laws so that gay people could get married..."
to read Mr Liddle's article.
Tas Director Letter to Supporters - November 2012
· November 09, 2012 11:00 AM
The Tasmanian Director Mark Brown’s letter to supporters in the state is now available online.
In late September the Same-Sex Marriage Bill 2012 was defeated in the Tasmanian Legislative Council 8 votes to 6. This came soon after the defeats of bills to redefine marriage in the Federal Parliament. These were great wins for all of us who hold marriage dear.
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WA Director Letter to Supporters - November 2012
· November 09, 2012 11:00 AM
The Western Australia Director, Rhys Vallance, letter to supporters in the state is now available online.
“We are past the time of the wars within religion and now face a war on religion.” Greg Craven, Vice Chancellor, Australian Catholic University
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Stand Up 4 Marriage - sign the petition today!
· November 07, 2012 11:00 AM
South Australian Greens Member Tammy Franks has proposed a same-sex marriage bill to legalise it in the state.
Please support the Australian Family Association's online petition to save marriage by signing it today.
to sign the petition.
Jim Wallace addresses Bridge Church on the definition of marriage
· October 09, 2012 11:00 AM
On the weekend of the 22nd & 23rd of September, ACL's Managing Director Jim Wallace addressed Bridge Church in Melbourne on the definition of marriage and the importance for Christians to make a stand in ensuring the preservation of the union as between a man and a woman.
To listen to the sermon, click on the link below:
MR: ACL concerned for rights of parents under new Tasmanian relationships and sexuality education strategy
· October 03, 2012 10:00 AM
Wednesday, 3 October 2012
The Australian Christian Lobby has expressed concern about the rights of parents after the release of a new relationships and sexuality education strategy by the Tasmanian state Education Department includes teaching homosexuality to children.
Although the curriculum will not be mandatory for schools to take, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex issues would be covered in the teaching plans.
ACL’s Tasmanian Director Mark Brown said parents should have the right to determine how their children were taught about issues of sexuality, including homosexuality.
“It is important that parents have forewarning about the material that will be taught and a choice in what their children are being taught. Parents should have the right to know about and opt their children out of these classes should their school adopt this new program," Mr Brown said.
Studies show that many adolescents go through a period of confusion about their sexuality but this does not mean they are homosexual and many go on to lead a heterosexual lifestyle.
Data from the National Health and Social Life Survey shows that three quarters of boys who think they are gay turn away naturally from a same-sex identity between the ages of around 16 to 25.
Mr Brown also said that teaching homosexuality to children as normative is not the way to combat the issue of bullying in schools.
“Bullying is a phenomenon that needs to be eliminated in all of its various manifestations.”
Mr Brown said ACL was concerned that this was being used as part of the gay lobby’s political push for same-sex marriage.
“This parental right to choice about what their children are taught is clearly something that is at risk if gay marriage created the legal and cultural cement under which it cannot be challenged.
“This has been clearly indicated by cases in the US,” Mr Brown said.
Mark Brown on The Political Spot
· October 02, 2012 10:00 AM
The Tasmanian Legislative Council voted against a same-sex marriage bill by eight votes to six. ACL Tasmania Director Mark Brown spoke with Daniel Simon about the vote.
MR: Three year campaign to redefine marriage fails to persuade Parliamentarians
· September 28, 2012 10:00 AM
Friday, September 28, 2012
Last night’s failure in Tasmania of yet another same-sex marriage bill is further proof that the Greens and gay activists have failed to persuade Parliamentarians of the merits of redefining marriage.
Australian Christian Lobby Managing Director Jim Wallace said State and Federal politicians should now be allowed to get on with the business of government instead of continually being distracted by the Greens’ tactic of legislation by fatigue.
“Despite three years of favourable media coverage, co-opting celebrities, three Federal Parliamentary inquiries and numerous bills, the activists have failed to persuade elected representatives of the merits of such a radical cultural change,” Mr Wallace said.
“Parliamentarians in Canberra and now Tasmania have carefully considered the consequences of redefining marriage over the past three years and are not persuaded.
“The Greens and the activists should respect their considered decision and now allow governments to govern.”
French push for gay marriage includes ban on 'mother' and 'father'
· September 27, 2012 10:00 AM
France is planning to ban the words 'mother' and 'father' from all its official documents and replace them with the word 'parents' under new moves to legalise same-sex marriage.
An article published by The Telegraph newspaper tells of these controversial plans and the concern by the French Catholic church which has spoken out against the changes. A French Catholic Cardinal warned of the consequences of gay marriage, saying that it could lead to polygamy and the taboo on incest falling.
This issue brings to light the possible consequences should gay marriage be legalised. It would deny children the right to fully benefit from the love of their mother and father, and erode the very nature of family as the foundation of social life.
For more information, please read
The Telegraph article
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