John Howard has been copping it from the chattering class for saying that the same sex marriage debate encompasses issues of religious freedom: The Australian, September 19, 2017, p. 4.
It is hard to see how the issue does not, since the issue has already angered multicultural Australia, with Chinese Christian churches fearing that same sex marriage would open their children up to radical gender theory in schools, as well as ringing in legalised polygamy: as above. Religious leaders now say that once same sex marriage is legalised it will become illegal to preach that marriage is a sacred union between a man and a woman. After all, it will not be.
At the base level, Christianity is under threat. It is an illusion to think that there can be some protection for religious freedoms when the entire point of this movement is to deconstruct the past. The debate brings out all the issues of centrism, identity politics and political correctness that have been with us since, well, when Adam met Eve, I mean, Steve.
Are you out door knocking on this issue? If you are old, use your phone. If not, and it gets in, don’t complain. I will not listen to you.