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The Gosnell movie – first, an indictment of media cowardice

It is almost too devastating a subject to think about – but just watch the gentle determination of these three film producers and be inspired.

Could this be the Uncle Tom’s Cabin of the abortion movement?

Gosnell was a butcher beyond imagining, and his crimes inflicted upon the bodies of struggling babies stand alongside Nazi horrors.

But because of the collective social psychopathy about abortion – the need to call this modern holocaust ‘good’ – the Mainstream Media stifled the story in the US.

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.

Support Senator Brandis & Free speech – last day to act!

George Brandis

Public submissions into the proposed amendments of section 18C of the federal Racial Discrimination Act close on the 30th April – tomorrow.

It would be 5 mins well spent if you care to log onto the website HERE

– to have a quick look at the proposal, and click on the email link:


– and say something to the effect that you support the Attorney-General’s attempts to defend free speech for all citizens, and his intention to remove the laws that stopped Andrew Bolt discussing some matters of public importance just because some other citizens felt “offended”.

ANZAC: ‘Known unto God’ therefore loathed by the Left

ANZACANZAC day pushes all my buttons. I get to sing the New Zealand national anthem, mine from school days (“God of nations, at thy feet, in the bonds of love we meet…”), the British anthem, mine by ancestry and heritage (“God save our gracious Queen…”) – on the first ANZAC day in 44 years that a British royal and his most gracious wife and bouncing bairn were with us – and our own anthem (“Beneath our radiant Southern Cross…”). I feel the bond of gratitude across generations to my grandfather’s, himself just too young to join the resistance against the German menace, and there is no better public sentiment than grateful admiration.

Farewell and thank you, Brian Harradine

Brian HarradineThere was one brief shining moment in the 90s when independent Senator Brian Harradine held the balance of power in Canberra and independent Gladstone MP Liz Cunningham held the balance of power in Queensland. Christian priorities carried more weight at that time, given the incorruptible independence of these two fine people. Both were there because of a vocation to seek the common good as the expression of Christian charity “even over the perilous abyss of public affairs” (as BA Santamaria once put it).

Listen to an interview today with two people who knew Senator Harradine well: Fr Frank Brennan SJ (one of his counsellors on the Wik decision) and Melinda Tankard-Reist (his long-time staffer) – audio HERE.

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:

Article: “Above all liberties” (with bonus endorsement by Mark Steyn!)


Bit of a buzz when a friend tells you that Mark Steyn has quoted you at his site. If you don’t know why, you should read more of this most courageous and outrageous writer at www.SteynOnline.com

He could have got me for infringing intellectual property rights, since much of the article uses lines minted by Steyn or points made by him – but that is because he is the best mind on this subject, and has no objection to others multiplying his efforts.

AUDIO: “Above all liberties” – and the Q&A anti-Bolt debacle


Senator George Brandis on Q&A: a rock of liberty amidst a swamp of lefties

Having just watched Q&A with federal Attorney-General Brandis urging the need to allow all opinions to be heard as part of robust public argument, while the other panellists urged him to  silence any unacceptable and offensive opinion, I have decided to post the audio of the talk I gave this weekend to the NCC Queensland conference.

I do it as a mark of respect for the firm resolve of the AG last night, and in particular for the ongoing courage of journalist Andrew Bolt – the person the other Q&A panellists felt free to vilify in the same breath as they decried the mildest “vilification” of anyone else. Note Andrew’s response on his Blog tonight, keeping his dignity in the face of such bile:

Take a ride on our new Bypass!

And now some good news for visiting friends who have had to grind through the interminable road works on the current Range Crossing: a $Billion-plus cheque signed today by the Federal Treasurer for the long-awaited Second Range Crossing.

This is testament to the bulldog qualities of three comrades of mine, our local MPs – Federally, Ian Macfarlane and locally, Trevor Watts and John McVeigh – gnashing on this bone and not letting go.

Trevor has this neat simulation of the Bypass journey at his website, and for those who know this region, it is well worth a look:

Thanks for the life of CS Lewis, who died on 22nd November 1963


Lewis - if true

Today is fifty years since CS Lewis died.

Like Mother Theresa slipping quietly away under cover of Lady Di’s death, so Lewis was little noticed on the day of JFK’s assassination. I was 13 months old at the time, and I am privately grateful to have trodden the earth while he was on it, even if my first shaky step was about the time of Lewis’s last shaky step.

Lewis smoking

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