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Apologies for the absence…

AMF Think of the Child

I have not been able to attend to this Blog while also helping out at the Australian Marriage Forum blog ( www.AustralianMarriage.org ) and the AMF facebook page  ( https://www.facebook.com/australianmarriageforum )

Apologies! but please join me over at those two sites – and slip us a donation if you are wanting to see the campaign progress.

It is the One Thing Necessary at this time: defending the right of future children to have, where possible, both a mother and a father. Same-sex ‘marriage’ makes that impossible, and that is a calculated injustice against the child that we should never contemplate.

And here is the second AMF TV ad – also a little bit banned…

One radio interview from today gives the context – in this case on ABC 612 with Steve Austin, but also with the Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson agreeing that our side of the same-sex ‘marriage’ debate has every right to e heard and not to be censored or silenced.

This was my article at Mercatornet published yesterday:

Last week the anniversary of an old injustice and the prospect of a new injustice came together and challenged us. March 21 was the second anniversary of the National Apology for Forced Adoption. In 2013 our then Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, spoke movingly to the nation about “the most primal and sacred bond there is: the bond between a mother and her baby”.

The Australian Marriage Forum TV ad that SBS banned…

For details of all that has gone on in March, please see my blog posts at www.AustralianMarriage.org

The little video above started it all; half a million views in the first four days.

So much fuss over stating the obvious: that a child, wherever possible, should have the chance of a mother and a father.

My Courier Mail article (first link below) goes into that some more:

No, Stephen Fry, you are not ‘one person’ with young Elliott

Under Britain’s new homosexual ‘marriage’ law, actor Stephen Fry, 57, went to a registry office last week with Elliott Spencer, 27, to get ‘married’. Fry then tweeted:

“Gosh. @ElliottGSpencer and I go into a room as two people, sign a book and leave as one. Amazing,”

How wrong can an intelligent man be!

The notion of marriage making two people ‘one’ is first found in the ancient passage from Genesis, “Therefore shall a man leave his father and mother and cleave to his wife, and they shall become one flesh”. The notion of ‘one flesh’ is perpetuated in the legal concept of ‘consummating the marriage’ through the union of sexual intercourse. In other words, becoming ‘one person’ in marriage requires sexual union, not the mere signing of a book.

Gay jackboots on the march…

Gay flag marchAnother example of the many and varied ways for the homosexual ‘normal’ to be enforced: not long back, the Mozilla boss was sacked for daring to donate to the defence of marriage in California (read this brilliant critique by everyone’s favourite Marxist, Brendan O’Neill:

It’s six weeks since Javascript inventor Brendan Eich was hounded out of his job at Mozilla by a virtual mob of intolerant tweeters and campaigners. His crime? Failing to genuflect at the altar of gay marriage, which is now the closest thing our otherwise godless, belief-lite, morally vacuous societies have to a sacred value.

VIDEO – In time for Mother’s Day, while children still have the right to a Mother.

This video is based on a talk and panel Q&A on the Sunshine Coast a few weeks back:

The blurb runs as follows:

“Same-sex marriage is a coldly calculated decision of Government to create motherless families, to create fatherless children… That is very, very bad policy”.

As a family doctor and President of the Australian Marriage Forum (www.AustralianMarriage.org) David van Gend makes an unflinching yet respectful case against the move to same-sex ‘marriage’. He urges that the rights of a child should take priority over the demands of homosexual adults, and addresses all the usual issues of concern during a brief talk and panel Q&A in Queensland, 2014.

Shameful. Gay bullying at its ugliest.

Watch this new video of how the gay juggernaut is crushing a gentle old lady, a florist, who dares stand in its way.

This delightful small-business owner has a friend and client of many years – Rob, a gay man – who then marries under Washington State’s new law. He asks her to do the flowers for his ‘wedding’. After long reflection she decides that she cannot, in Christian conscience, give the work of her hands for a same-sex ‘wedding’, and gently explains that to her friend. He sues her and she is vilified in social media. The attorney general and the civil liberties union join in the attack and she is swamped with hate mail.

World Vision flirts with paganism

World Vision imagePoor stupid World Vision. Having offered incense at the shrine of the Spirit of the Age, giving the tick to homosexual “marriage” amongst its employees (while, inexplicably, still rejecting cohabiting heterosexual couples) it now bows to pressure from the Mammon of market forces and reverses its decision. When the AOG churches and others threaten to withdraw support, WV has a sudden fit of orthodoxy. I was on the verge of cancelling twenty years of support for the great work of WV – my tolerance already pushed to the brink by CEO Tim Costello’s embrace of every leftist fashion from climate salvation to Gonski redemption – but will now reconsider. We don’t expect parachurch organisations to be sinless, but it is unforgivable where they are spineless.

Check out the Iona Institute… and not just for the Irish accents.

Updating Blog roll links – and the Iona Institute gets a guernsey. In part for this excellent video speaking sanity on the marriage debate, in part for the music of the Irish voices.

In part, out of fond memories of travels to Iona in 1985 with the Scottish cousins Mary & Jane Moffat; reading Dr Johnson’s account of his ‘Journey to the western isles of Scotland‘ as a travel guide. And a bleak day at the youth hostel at Uig on the Isle of Skye hearing snatches from Faure’s Requiem on Mary’s walkman. As Dr Johnson put it:

Peter Hitchens v the ferals on Q&A: a masterclass in disdain

For those who missed Peter Hitchens on Q&A last week, here he is in all his curmudgeonly magnificence, amidst the regulation four lefties.

Note his prescient comments in 2011:

“People like me – though still allowed to speak – are allowed on to mainstream national broadcasting only under strict conditions: that we are ‘balanced’ by at least three other people who disagree with us so that our views, actually held by millions, are made to look like an eccentric minority opinion.”

Impressions of that show? These were some, and my tweets in response:

Article: Let the people speak on same-sex ‘marriage’

canberra_marriage_equalityArticle of mine on giving every Australian the ultimate ‘conscience vote’ on same-sex marriage… “I have faith in the Australian people that, faced with a choice between the demands of two men to be called a marriage and the needs of a child to have, where possible, both a mum and a dad, they will vote on behalf of the child.” Of course, the gay lobby hates the idea of letting the people decide; they prefer to impose it top-down by ‘progressive’ elites and their fellow travellers in the media.

A fine Labor Senator. I jest not…

Jacinta Collins

Inspiring article on Labor Senator Jacinta Collins, and the adoption that was not an abortion. When the Labor dross is hosed away at this election, there will be a few solid characters like her remaining in Her Majesty’s loyal opposition, and that is a very good thing.

Excerpts (read the whole excellent piece by Chip le Grand HERE)

IT is easy to take aim at Jacinta Collins if you’ve never met her. Anti-abortion. Anti-euthanasia. Anti-gay marriage. A cardboard cut-out Catholic dramatically elevated into Labor’s leadership team after the second coming of Kevin Rudd.

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