The Same Sex Apocalypse By Mrs Vera West
Are conservatives and Christian – I know that there are still some out there – taking the same sex marriage vote seriously, seeing it as the existential threat, which it is? By that I mean exactly what Paul Kelly has said (The Weekend Australian, August 12-13, 2017, p. 15), namely that a “Yes” vote is likely to be returned, and religious freedom “will have a second and far more important consequence — an assault on religious freedoms made possible by inadequate laws that will see a major shift in Australian society.”
These avenues include: “intimidation against individuals, schools, charities, businesses, adoption agencies and civic organisations. This includes consumer boycotts promoted by social media and even commercial boycotts against other commercial entities.” Those supporting traditional marriage will be treated just like immigration critics are now.
Today’s The Australian (August 14, 2017, p.1), carries the headline, “Same-Sex Coercion to Hit Schools,” and has this warning:
“The Catholic Archbishop of Sydney has launched an attack on the push to legalise same-sex marriage, warning that a failure to protect religious freedoms will expose many Australians and faith-based institutions to the risk of “harassment and coercion”.
Archbishop Anthony Fisher has warned that religious schools, hospitals, charities and welfare agencies could be jeopardised by a Yes vote for same-sex marriage in the government’s postal ballot.
Firing an opening shot in the church’s campaign, the archbishop has laid down battlelines for the No case by linking the redefinition of marriage to broader community concerns about issues such as the contentious Safe Schools program.”
This is spot-on. The very point of this issue is to attack traditional institutions such as the family and the church, and this is a matter of definition. Same sex couples can live together, but what they want is to change the definition of “marriage.” This cannot be other than a critique and deconstruction of traditional marriage, and the literature on this by the Left makes this clear.
That the Liberals have pursued this issue indicates that they are a hopeless party and no conservative or Christian should support them or vote for them. Likewise the Labor Party. Find someone else to vote for, and tell others. Oppose those in your church supporting all of this political correctness. Take a stand, you are supposed to be following in Christ’s footsteps, not the global supermarket chain!
If you do not take a stand, expect this to be the beginning of the end of Christianity, in the social institution sense. What do you think will be the next big thing the elites go for after this, because they never rest, and will never give up until we are destroyed, and our culture with it.
“24 Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. 25 But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. 26 When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared.
27 “The owner’s servants came to him and said, ‘Sir, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?’
28 “‘An enemy did this,’ he replied.
“The servants asked him, ‘Do you want us to go and pull them up?’
29 “‘No,’ he answered, ‘because while you are pulling the weeds, you may uproot the wheat with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.’”
Matthew 13: 36-43