Goodbye Religious Freedom By Mrs Vera West
The 61.6 percenters who voted for same sex marriage, must also have voted for the end of religious freedom, since at present the government does not seem very concerned about its pledge that no bill on same sex marriage would impinge on religious freedom. Before the plebby, 62 percent of voters supported legal guarantees for freedom of religion, even though numerous people strongly argued that this was naïve, and that once the same sex vote was secured, freedom of religion would be forgotten. And, it has. Even the mildest amendments protecting freedom of religion have been voted down:
This is a parliament where the same sex legislation passage was treated like some sort of wartime victory, with pollies hugging in the parliament. What would the Founding fathers have thought if they could have seen that?
Freedom of speech has gone, and now, so has freedom of religion. It will have to be fought for all over again.
How about, to get the ball rolling, the 38.4 percenters go on a mass strike and refuse to work until religious freedom is protected? Especially farmers supplying food to the liberalised urban centres, fuel drivers etc. It may make the pollies stop hugging, and start protecting.